Thursday, April 8, 2010

Brooke Cannon Conversation

A small model of the Brooke Cannon at the Old Depot Museum caught the interest of Truman Shaw, right, of Montevallo. Shaw was among a group of 15 people from Montevallo's First Baptist Church Silver Club who toured the museum this morning. At left, museum curator Jean Martin explains the history of the cannon, which was manufactured in Selma during the Civil War. In fact, the cannon and other Confederate munitions have a Montevallo connection. The iron used by Selma's arsenal and naval yard was shipped by rail from ironworks at Montevallo and Tannehill.
Read more about the Brooke Cannon HERE.


Irina said...

A very moment of life.

Kate said...

It looks like they are indeed deep in conversation. History is a fascinating subject, esp if it's local.