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Old 05-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #151
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I discovered this







very special place yesterday.....



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Old 05-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #152
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absolutely AMAZING pictures. and i wanna hear more about your husquvarna bike!!!! what kind is it are they comparable to most of the map bikes? always heard great things about them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #153
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Great Thread Nice Work!

Very nice bro and very interesting.

Blackjack Cemetery on blackjack mtn between acmar & trussville was an old slave cemetery, had markers but no visible names. Most of the markers would be a rock or two. Creepy at night but teenagers will do stupid stuff.
That entire area was great DB riding in the day...

33°37'26.84"N
86°32'35.59"W

Train Trestle we would cross on our DBs ya had to get into 3rd and move along to smooth-out the bumps, stupid, very stupid. But youre bringing back nice memories. Thank you sir.

33°36'47.81"N
86°33'21.84"W

Wow, now theres houses above the train tunnel, wonder what thats like at midnight?

33°36'28.06"N
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #154
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Train Trestle we would cross on our DBs ya had to get into 3rd and move along to smooth-out the bumps, stupid, very stupid. But youre bringing back nice memories. Thank you sir.

33°36'47.81"N
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If you look at this one on Google Maps, they didn't quite stitch the images together right and it makes the trestle look even scarier!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #155
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It happened again a few days ago. I received a private message from a complete stranger. He was interested in learning more about the history of Mary Gordon Duffee. As usual, I’m cautious when it comes to sharing information with total strangers. However, he did go through all the tedious steps required to register on ADVrider in order to reach me.


His name is Jim. He’s researching Mary Gordon Duffee for a book he is writing. I was impressed by his historical intellect, and I asked how I could help. He is requesting permission to use one of my photos in the book and wanted to see her gravestone. I met Jim and his friend, Marty, yesterday at a local BBQ joint.


We went up the mountain so I could show him the old Duffee gravesite and homestead.











Amazingly enough, James R. Bennet is a former legislator and two-term secretary of state who began his career as a reporter for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He has been a member of the American Historic Ironworks Commission, which has administered the Tannehill historic site since 1970, and is the author of several history books on the Alabama iron and steel industry. A few of the titles include:

- Tannehill and the Growth of the Alabama Iron Industry
- Historic Birmingham and Jefferson County
- Iron & Steel (A Guide to Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage Sites)

I realize now, he is not a stranger at all. I happen to own all of his books. I just had not connected the dots.





We are thankful for all the work you have done and the effort put forth to protect, preserve, document and educate on the subject of Alabama industrial history. We are all better educated because of your efforts.



Godspeed to you, James R. Bennett.

I anxiously await the release of your current book project, Tannehill Ghost Stories & Other Selected Shorts.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #156
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:07 AM   #157
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Occasionally, these cemeterys are being bull dozed. In 1999 in Coffee Co. Tennessee a small family (mine) cemetary was dozed into a creek to make way for a new house.
The bitch who ordered the bull dozing had worked for county officials, so nothing was done.

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Old 06-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #158
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I guess suing would not go far. Maybe a Poltergeist will get her.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #159
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I guess suing would not go far. Maybe a Poltergeist will get her.
If you still have your KLR, bring it south and we'll ride......
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #160
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nice work! I have been finding old markers here on the northern side of Cullman county. I met you one time at About Bikes, in blounts ville
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #161
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Thanks for the kind words...
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #162
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Dave, have you been to the Lovelady cemetary near Maplesville? I was down that way last weekend.









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Old 01-26-2014, 03:11 PM   #163
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It happened again today

I got the most amazing email from a complete stranger. I've deleted the name out of absolute respect.

"Hello, and please excuse this intrusion.

My name is --- The name means nothing to you right now, but in 2009 you took a picture of the headstone of Isaac B Points in an abandoned cemetery. I was helping my Dad ------ find any loose bits on the Internet when I came across your post in the advrider forum.

------- Was born in 1811 was the 1st Points born (as a slave) in the US. He's my great-great- great-grandfather. I would appreciate it greatly if you could tell me where that cemetery was located or put me in touch with the landowners so my family and I could plan a trip to see the headstone. It's difficult tracking down Blacks and their kin as records weren't really kept (or kept well), but we've been lucky and it hasn't been as difficult as for others. I've attached a picture of Isaac's wife, son, daughter in law, etc.

It would mean a great deal to me and my family if we could get close. Please excuse the friend request. Facebook is charging every a dollar for messages if we're not connected and I was hoping to bypass that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you in advance for your assistance. "








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Old 01-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #164
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Awesome

Nice, Very Nice.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:09 PM   #165
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Thats awesome news, Dave!!!! Can't wait for the continuation.
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