Tuesday, November 05, 2013


Paul and I (and Oscar) made a big loop today going through Florence and Killen, AL, to Lawrenceburg, TN, then back through Savannah, TN.

I had pictures. I deleted them all. By mistake. Big mistake. I had been experimenting with the manual setting on the camera and some were pretty good pictures (I did get to look at them once!). Anyway, they're gone and nothing to do about it.

But. Google images had some I borrowed...  Just as a reminder of where we'd been. It was a beautiful day, too - a little overcast and sunnier this afternoon. 

Historic downtown Lawrenceburg.

A sign, one of many, along the network of county roads where Amish residents have produce and handmade things for sale. Evidently pets, too. There were no power lines to their homes, of course. Scattered among their communities were brick homes with power lines.  We did see signs like this.


 "David Crockett, pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist, was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia and as a state representative. Along the bank of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill, and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. Dedicated in May, 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is located on US Highway 64 in Lawrence County, one-half mile west of the city of Lawrenceburg."

Pickwick Dam near the TN/MS state line.
Pickwick Landing State Park

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