• Troops prepare for march to Fort Scott (Seminole War Bicentennial)

    The years 2017 and 2018 mark the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Seminole Wars. These conflicts raged across parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama for more than 40 years, but began with the 1817 reoccupation of a U.S. fort in what is now Decatur County, Georgia. Fort Scott stood at the “Clay Banks,” […]

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    Treasure in the marshes of St. Marks, Florida?

    Tales of a fabulous treasure in lost Spanish gold have long echoed in the marshes and inlets around the mouth of the St. Marks River. The purported burial site is a “money pit” about three miles from the old Spanish fort of San Marcos de Apalache. The vicinity is now part of the St. Marks […]

  • Fred the Town Dog’s grave in Rockford, Alabama

    Fred the Dog was the “beloved companion” of the people of Rockford, Alabama. They saved him from a sad fate and he gave them ten years of joy in return. Rockford is a town of just under 500 people at the intersection of U.S. 231 and State Highway 22 between Montgomery and Sylacauga. It is […]