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Helen Keller Home in Tuscumbia, Alabama

from Oddee

10 of the Funniest U.S. Town Names

Burnt Corn, Alabama is only one of many towns here with a "different kind" of name~

Edgar Alan Poe ,,,, Current burial site. born Jan 19,1809 died oct 7,1849 burial in Westminister Burial Ground,Baltimore City ,MD cause of death : "congestion of the brain ". apopular lore says he died of alcoholism.,though some claim from encephalitis. In 1875 a group of school children donated a gravestone for him.

from Atlas Obscura

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces in B'ham, AL...very cool place for fun and concerts now!!

June 12, 1832: Alabama's first railroad, the Tuscumbia Railway, opens, running the two miles from Tuscumbia Landing at the Tennessee River to Tuscumbia. The railway was the first phase of a planned railroad to Decatur, forty-three miles to the east. That railroad was needed in order for river traffic to avoid the dangerous and often unnavigable Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee River.

Ivy Green in Muscle Shoals, AL - http://www.scenictrace.com/. Helen Keller birthplace & childhood home.

Helen Keller's famous water pump at Ivy Green by TheSeafarer

History of Tuscumbia Alabama by Capt Keller