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The evolution of skull-and-crossbone gravestones

Charleston has numerous historic cemeteries and graveyards (meaning in a churchyard) to visit. Most are open to the public and some companies include them in tours. The oldest and one of the most fascinating is the graveyard of the Circular Church. According to its website, it is “likely the oldest English burial ground still in… Continue reading The evolution of skull-and-crossbone gravestones

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Have you ever heard of a community called The Bottle?

With football season starting up, I thought I'd share an excerpt from my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." This is one of my favorite books. See a description of the book here. Every student heading from the north to the campus of Auburn University in southern Alabama has turned off Alabama Highway 280 onto Highway… Continue reading Have you ever heard of a community called The Bottle?

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The Castle at Wilson Park

Below is a brief excerpt from my 2020 book, “A Guide to the South’s Quirkiest Roadside Attractions.” It is a Books-a-Million exclusive and can be purchased in stores or on the website here. The Castle at Wilson Park (Wikimedia Commons) Fayetteville’s historic Wilson Park is known for an unusual feature: a whimsical castle structure that was… Continue reading The Castle at Wilson Park

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Morris the cat still haunts the Crescent Hotel

The post below is excerpted from my book "A Guide to the South's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions." You can buy it at Books-A-Million stores or online here. Morris the cat, who lived to the ripe ol’ age of 21, had an important position and an office at the historic Crescent Hotel. Morris was known as the… Continue reading Morris the cat still haunts the Crescent Hotel

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What exactly are crop circles signs of?

Below is an excerpt from my book "Forgotten Tales of Tennessee." Click here to read more about it and order. It was an odd sight that greeted Captain Bryan Graves of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office as he looked down on Madisonville from his small plane in June 2007. In the wheat fields below, he… Continue reading What exactly are crop circles signs of?