Category Archives: Downtown

Big Spring Canal

This is the canal that comes from Big Spring, that in turn comes from underneath the Madison County Courthouse. There is a system of caves under the courthouse square. Although I’ve never been in those caves, I hear it was … Continue reading

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The Filling-in of Downtown Huntsville

Back in 1950, Huntsville, Alabama was a sleepy little hamlet of maybe 15,000 citizens. Its courthouse square would have fit in quite well as the backdrop for Forrest Gump’s park bench scene in a small Alabama town. You remember: “Life … Continue reading

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