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Friday, December 2, 2011

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, AL (Oct. 30 - 31st), 2011

Few Craft Cabins
John Wesley Hall's Grist-Mill
Stone Furnaces
Picnic Area in The Campground
Campsite View

As we head on down the road we stop in for a few nights at Tannehill Ironworks State Park in McCalla, AL. which is southeast of Birmingham. This was a busy park due to Halloween festivities on Saturday.  Thankfully, we arrived on Sunday. The campers really go all out decorating for Halloween here for prizes and the kids of course. This is a very historical park with a cotton gin, pioneer farm, Alabama's Steel and Iron museum is located here,  even had some early settlers homes and a working gristmill.  However,  it's masterpiece was the iron and steel massive stone furnaces used during the Civil War.  There were also many craft cabins that opened only on weekends (called Trade Days) with various crafts people working and selling their goods.  Lots of hiking trails retracing historic roadways made it a very nice park indeed.  As Halloween fell on a Monday night, it was quiet and peaceful because all the little goblins went back to their caves.

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