Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Confederate Anvil

It's A Day at ABC Wednesday, and one of the first exhibits you'll notice
 at The Old Depot Museum is the ANVIL out front.

According to the inscription, the anvil was used in Selma's Confederate Arsenal
 to make armament for the southern forces. In 1866, the Selma, Rome
 and Dalton Railroad purchased the anvil from the scrap pile,
 and it was used in the railroad blacksmith shop until 1936.
 in 1961, Southern Railway presented the anvil to the Sturdivant Museum Association,
 and now it sits in front of the Old Depot. 

10 comments:

Tanya said...

i bet that weighs a ton!

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting that anvil has survived all these years!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I can see why you love photography - there are so many interesting subjects to capture. Selma has a treasure everywhere you look!

SRQ said...

Good one for 'A'...and I learned something too. Curious how it's on display.

Kate said...

A perfect A for your "A" photo. Kate, ABC Team

Ann said...

This is the way things should be respected from the past. Makes a great monument.
Ann

Leslie: said...

Great piece of ART!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

looks amazingly intact

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Barbara Farr said...

Nice patina.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Patriotic art!

Catching up with ABC entries.

Aunt
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team