Monday, March 30, 2015

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

From Cheaha State Park we headed south on Alabama Highway 49 to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. It was raining when we arrived and so we went inside to check out the exhibits and learn more about what had occurred here. It turns out it was the site of a battle between the US Army, led by Andrew Jackson, and a large confederation of Creeks. Aided by some Cherokees, the US Army was victorious. As their reward for assisting the US, the Cherokees got ...... sent to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears.

After checking out the exhibits we drove the short loop road. We had wanted to do the short nature trail hike, but didn't want to get wet. I did get out of the car to check out a cluster of monuments located near Stop 2 on the loop road.
jackson Trace
Revolutionary war soldier grave
monument and cannon
From Horseshoe Bend we headed further south on Highway 49 to Tuskegee.    

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