The Vagabond is back with two little-known historical items of national interest in downtown Gadsden.
The old Post Office building, now known as the Federal Building, is located at the southwest corner of Broad and Sixth streets. The building was designed by a famous national architect and contains a very rare work of art by a national painter.
DuringRead more »
Last week, an article was written in this space about a cave and silver mine located in the Country Club Hills area in Gadsden. The Vagabond recently got to thinking about the nearby Green Valley Cave. Also known as Indian Springs Cave, the cave is part of several caves found along the mountains running pa-rallel to the Etowah/Calhoun County lineRead more »
When many people think of the natural beauty of Alabama, their minds’ eye imagines beautiful verdant forests, rivers and lakes teeming with wildlife, or perhaps a favorite white-sanded beach. However, Alabama has another tremendous natural resource - the world underground with its caves and karst systems. Karst refers to a landscape pockmarked with sinkholes, caves and underground streams.
Alabama has oneRead more »
Many of us share precious memories of our grandparents and the many things we’ve done with them.
The Vagabond has been blessed in so many ways growing up with his Granny.
Granny was a part of the old ways. She lived a very simple life in middle Tennessee.
She was a tough old lady and lived to be nearly 100 years old. SheRead more »
On Aug. 8, 1889, Obal Christopher, J. S. Stewart and T. W. Gilmore of Attalla ﬁled incorporation papers for the Alabama Street Car Company with an authorized capitalization of $25,000.
On the same date, the Attalla Board of Aldermen granted the company the right to lay its tracks through the streets.
The plan was to connect with the steam dummy’s line thatRead more »