:: Alabama Back Roads pt 1 ::
I casually make references to the Southeast section of the United States often in a joking manner e.g…Dirty Dirty, but in all seriousness, the Southeast has seen it’s intricately woven landscape slowly deteriorated over the last several decades.
With traditions that stood stoic and proud for so many people for so long, this area has finally started creeping into the shadows of modernization, concentrating on urban development often to revitalize sagging economy.
Don’t be fooled, there is LOTS and LOTS of old $$$ in the Southeast; afterall this area was starting to see settlement in the early 1700’s, and early profiteers in the cotton industry really banked. One of my WAY earlier posts reflects on this “white gold” trade.
Sugar Cane press
sidewalks in Atmore
The point of this “Alabama Back Roads” series is to just illustrate a glimpse of fading past and focus on some scenes and images you would only see on true Alabama back roads.
Grain silo’s and Purina Chow emblem… back in the day it was called the “Checker-board Store” where you could get feed for your horse that perhaps you had rode into town for school; the horse would get tied up at a nearby stable and after class you rode it home. horsey gotta eat. Checkboard Store is there for your feed needs.