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Miscellaneous Americana part IV - Americana can be seen in a lot of places.

More of seeing Americana in miscellaneous things around the Southeast


An old Allis Chalmers tractor at Isom's Orchard near Athens, AL.
An old Allis Chalmers tractor

Americana can be seen in a lot of places. Across the country one can find old building or old roads or churches that reflect the America from 100 or 200, years ago. But those interesting relics are often overlooked. Here are a few that I have seen lately.



There tractors were all at Isom's Orchard near Athens, Alabama.



 



Belle Mina in Limestone County, Alabama is a very old community. There one can still find buildings that go back to the late 1800's.



The Belle Mina community and nearby Mooresville, were started in the early 1800's as farm communities, mostly cotton farms. Today one can still see wide flat agriculture fields in that area - fields that might be cotton, but also might be soy beans or corn.


At one time Mooresville was a hustling and bustling place. It lies along the railroad track that connects Decatur, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and on the south side is bordered by the Tennessee River. It still boasts the oldest, still operating, post office in the state of Alabama.


 

Americana can be seen in a lot of places.




From Limestone County, Alabama one can ride north and cross over into the Volunteer State, Tennessee. As a lifelong resident of Limestone County, I have always had friends in Tennessee and visit there regularly. Southern middle Tennessee is considered part of our community in north Alabama.

Pulaski can be called the sister city to Athens, and is a beautiful small city, but Tennessee has lots of beautiful small cities that are filled with good Tennessee people!





The Tennessee countryside is different that most of north Alabama. North Alabama is referred to as the "Tennessee Valley" but not because it is close to the state of Tennessee. The name Tennessee Valley is a geographic name referring to the wide valley carved by the Tennessee River over the past millions of years.


A traveler going north will enter the state of Tennessee and soon will leave the Tennessee Valley, He will start to see beautiful rolling hills decorated by rolling pastures of horses, mules and cattle, big majestic barns, rock fences, and lots of churches - and lots of American flags.


Tennessee is special - not because Tennessee has been home to three United States Presidents, but because the good people of Tennessee are special. They are just that friendly.





Lewisburg, Tennessee is rich in history and American culture.


 

Ever ask yourself where the railroad ends? People in Limestone County, Alabama could talk about that, These photos are taken north of Athens.




A couple of years ago when I posted pictures like the old railroad track shown here, a friend joked with me that we might need some Gandy Dancers here. Up until that remark I had never heard the term "Gandy Dancer". Turns out that that was a term for railroad repair teams back in the old days. Picture Americana wrote about that last year.



 


This blue barn is in Giles County, Tennessee.
Blue barn

Looking around,

Here and there.

Pretty things

Are everywhere.


Americana is not hard to find if one sets his mind to looking for it.

 

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ゲスト
5月22日

I like the picture of the old railroad track overgrown with greenery. There was once a path to somewhere there.

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rockydbaker
5月22日
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Thanks. Yea they still have an active track going north from Athens to a few factories there. But past the factories they maintained the track for about a half mile but let it just grow up and deteriorate past that. Then about a half mile farther the track was removed. So there is that section for about a half mile that is all grown up. It is cool, but if you go there in July or Auguest, the bugs will eat you alive! Thanks for the note and thanks for visiting Picture Americana!


Rocky

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ゲスト
5月21日

outstanding

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rockydbaker
5月22日
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Thank you very much !


Rocky

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ゲスト
5月21日

Picturesque!

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rockydbaker
5月21日
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Thank you !


Rocky

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ゲスト
5月21日

Wonderful places - wonderful photos - wonderful information! We really enjoy your "Picture Americana."

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rockydbaker
5月21日
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Thank you very much. You are thoughtful and kind....

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