TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, April 5, 2010

PIC OF THE WEEK - MOUNTAIN CREEK POST OFFICE

I hope everyone had a great Easter! Saturday was overcast and kept the high 70's temp feeling cooler than it actually was, but Sunday was the kind of day everyone orders for Easter. Sunny, blue skies and above 80 degrees!

We took off on the Glides for a long Saturday ride and we found ourselves taking a short break at one of our frequent stops, The Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek, AL.

MOUNTAIN CREEK POST OFFICE
The Confederate Memorial Park preserves the site of the Alabama Old Soldiers Home for the Confederate Veterans. The 102 acre park includes a museum, research facility, historic structures, ruins and two cemeteries containing over 300 Confederate soldiers. The Mountain Creek Post Office provided service to the Alabama Old Soldiers Home during 1902 to 1939 before the complex was closed.

There's a lot more about this place I want to share and I seem to take pictures of something else every time we stop there, so I will prepare a deserving post of this cool historic landmark for you soon.

I hope the Easter Bunny was good to everyone, but remember... the bunny does NOT deliver raisins! You've been warned!

Have a great Monday everybody!

Lady R

5 comments:

Webster World said...

I got my Monday morning high. Thank you. Will be looking forward to the post and photos of this historic sight. Have a great day.

mq01 said...

and to think the grass is still green :) excellent!!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Looks and sounds like a cool place. I'm surprised that the P.C. people of this country haven't had it shut down though.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Webster... I realized, as I was explaining the picture, that this should be a place I blog about. So, I've added it to my list of subjects. Glad to help your Monday!

mq01... We don't lose the green here much. It really brightens up as soon as the temps warm up and the sun and rain... well you know. LOL!

Dean... It's privately owned so I don't think they can. Besides, it's just a park now with cool history behind it. I think the "Daughter's Of The Confederacy" would keep that from happening. The DOTC's stay involved in preserving the old southern "politically incorrect" history.

Lloyd said...

Thanks for highlighting the Mountain Creek Post Office. My family moved to Mountain Creek in 1965, and the Post Office was still operating until after 1971, when the new USPS was created and closed it down. The last Post Master was G.C.Kicker, friend and neighbor.

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our park!