With the arrival of Spring, we move the clocks forward one hour and start exploring more about our past. The Huntsville History & Landmarks Examiner is working on some exciting articles for March 2012, including a story about one of Gurley’s founding fathers and a landmark that could soon be gone.
FAMOUS PEOPLE IN HUNTSVILLE HISTORY: Captain Frank Gurley was not only a Civil War hero, he was also one of the founding fathers of the town of Gurley. We will look at the life and times of this great war hero.
ATTRACTIONS: The Old Town Historic District in Huntsville is full of houses full of history. We will take a walking tour of this district in March.
HISTORIC EVENTS IN HUNTSVILLE: The Union occupation of Huntsville took place for several months during the Civil War. The events of that occupation–and how some of the places occupied can still be visibile today–will be covered.
STORIES FROM OUR PAST: There is a legend–and even a song–about buried gold on Keel Mountain near Gurley. Is the legend true? Find out in March.
LANDMARKS: The first baptist church in the Ryland area built on the west side of Flint River, with a graveyard on the east side of the river. The article will look at both the church and the graveyard.
HIGHWAYS & BIWAYS: Old Gurley Road runs off of U.S. Highway 72 East between Moores Mill Road and Ryland Pike. This road has historical significance as part of the Old Belefonte Road.
SPECIALS: THE WEEK AHEAD will continue to provide readers with a weekly calendar of events. There will also be a special series of articles about the TOP FIVE TORNADO OUTBREAKS IN HUNTSVILLE HISTORY.
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