Thursday, February 23, 2017

An Alabama Natural Wonder

Here is where the Cahaba flows into the Alabama River, ending its long journey
 from near Springville, winding its way into environmental science
 as an Alabama Natural Wonder.

The free-flowing waterway is considered the most biologically diverse
 in America and is home to 125 species of fish and rare plants
 such as the Cahaba lily.

The two rivers' banks once supported a Mississippian Indian village
 followed later by Alabama's first state capital. Today, it's a ghost town
 known as the Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. 

Linking to Signs, Signs   


julia said...

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William Kendall said...

Such a river needs to be carefully protected. Lovely spot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Are there walkways along the river through the archeological park? What a fascinating place to walk that would be.

Janet said...

Hi Sallie,
There is a paved nature trail to a creek, and you can walk on the banks by the river, but there isn't a walkway. The areas closest to the river where an Indian village once stood and where a federal prison was located during the Civil War are now closed to vehicles to protect the artifacts. Thanks!