Exploring Alabama’s Stagecoach Stop at Blount Springs

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  1. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    I'll keep looking around..........






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  2. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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    How do you not get lost. I used to live in Va. as a kid and the forests were extra thick...kinda like yours. Are YOU a forest whisperer? :rofl:ear
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  3. HPTuner

    HPTuner Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'm loving DeBandi History 101!
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  4. aplscrambles

    aplscrambles WNC trail addict

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    Great stuff Debandi. You put a really interesting spin on a ride report. As something of a history buff myself, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for any/all of your threads from now on!
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  5. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    More later... :pynd
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  6. wrigh003

    wrigh003 n00b

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    Howdy neighbor- I live right up 31 in Smoke Rise, and my wife's the photographer who rents the building in front of the current Blount Springs village. Loving this- I kinda knew the general outline, but this is a step beyond that. Good work, keep it up.
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  7. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    DeBandi is good people :nod
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  8. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Love your ride report. Motorcycling and history I love them both.
    I live in middle tn and we have so many springs our county is nicknamed Keg county for all the moonshine that has been made. At one time people flocked to natural spring resorts now they bottle water, slap a sticker on it and pretend its from a spring. Keep up the good work.

    By the way very nice bikes!!!!!
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  9. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    Thanks and welcome wrigh003.

    More to come.
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  10. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    Great stuff I live in Huntsville and always looking for new Duel sport rides,what road is that off of?I would come down through Arab and Blountsville
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  11. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Killer story and hat's off on another world class ride report.

    It's amazing how time can erase local history.

    Props to you for keeping it alive . . . . . . . :freaky
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  12. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot

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    Very cool ride report.

    I often explore old 'ghost' communities in the Arkansas Ozarks. You can tell a lot about a community if you can find it's old cemetary.

    From the looks of the forest in your pictures I really didn't see much in the way of old growth trees. Looks like it was heavily logged out no more than say, 50 - 60 years ago.
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  13. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Always great seeing one of your photo essays!
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  14. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    I appreciate all the great comments.


    Just a few yards off the stagecoach route.....


    CIRCA 1896.....


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    I'll keep exploring.... :wave
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  15. Geezer1000

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    Mighty stuff
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  16. TheReaper!

    TheReaper! Been here awhile

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    That photography was awesome , entertaining as hell .
    Thanks for the effort ........TheReaper!
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  17. heffe

    heffe #$%^&U*&^%$#@

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    Thanks for sharing, great stuff.
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  18. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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  19. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    Looking east down the original L&N railroad. The hotels were located just to the right of my bike.




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    Really. This was the original L&N railroad.



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    This is the actual location where the final spike was driven to complete the railroad in 1872.[ :nod
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  20. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    If you have an imagination, you can see the old hotels.






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    - Watch this space -
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