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Dunbar's Cove. New York: Scribners, 1957. (Fiction) Droze, Wilmon H. High Dams and Slack Waters: TVA Rebuilds a River. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965. Royall, Anne. Letters from Alabama on Various Subjects. Edited by Lucille Griffith. University: University of Alabama Press, 1969. Walters, Helen B. Wernher yon Braun: Rocket Engineer. New York: Macmillan, 1964. S. S. 72. According to legend, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his expedition entered Alabama in June 1540 near present Bridgeport.
431 north to Marshall County 63. Turn north and proceed five miles to Grant. Page 9 Grant Offering a glimpse of Alabaman's hills and coves, the picturesque drive along Marshall County 63 toward Grant leads to Kennamer's Cove, a favorite hiding place for north Alabamians who sided with the Union during the Civil War. Inhabitants of this valley below Gunter Mountain sympathized with these so-called mossbacks and did not betray their hiding place. Many hill people, descendants of soldiers who had fought in the American Revolution, were firm believers in the Union and fought for its survival.
Perhaps this is the reason for its success. Scottsboro/Jackson County Heritage Center, municipal living history museum and social center, housed in the Neoclassical Revival Brown-Proctor House, (c. 1880s) on the National Register, depicts 1860s Jackson County life. ; other times by appointment. Admission charged. Telephone (205) 259-2122. Jackson County Courthouse (c. 1912) was the scene of the first trial of the "Scottsboro Boys" in 1931. Nine black youths were arrested at Paint Rock, charged with having raped two white women aboard a freight train.