Nothing Dismal About Dismals Canyon
Northern Alabama does not cover a lot of territory. The entire state of Alabama at its widest point is close to 200 miles east to west and about 315 miles north to south. Its northern-most point is only about 140 miles across and broadens to around 155 miles. All of this means that the small area known as the North Alabama Mountain Lakes Region contains many attractions that visitors could enjoy without requiring extensive travel time.
Remembering Jonathan Myrick Daniels
Tucked under a tree on the far corner of Hayneville’s square sits a monument to Jonathan Myrick Daniels. Like several other civil rights martyrs, Daniels is barely remembered today for his accomplishments. Yet, Daniels is unique among those who have sacrificed their lives in Alabama for the civil rights movement in that he is recognized as a martyr in the Episcopal Church.
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