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Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama

Several “I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia” posts make reference to the railroad that crossed the road to the house, specifically (My First Night with the Car). From as far back as I can remember I could hear … Continue reading

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Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley

Photo of the Week – January 21, 2015 Taken: June 21, 2014 This is the current and frequently used lift-type railroad drawbridge over long Island Creek of the Tennessee River, near Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama. This bridge replaced a swinging … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley Part 1

Prologue How can you not want to explore a place named Hog Jaw Valley? It is a remote, rural, agricultural, sparsely populated area where Don and I were “thrown out” of two places. And why would it remind me of … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley – Part 2

The trip through Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama continues: One of the major landmarks on my tour was the Hembree home place. This two-story white frame building looks much as it did 80 years ago. Don grew up with several of … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley Part 1

Prologue How can you not want to explore a place named Hog Jaw Valley? It is a remote, rural, agricultural, sparsely populated area where Don and I were “thrown out” of two places. And why would it remind me of … Continue reading

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