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McCalla Things to Do

  • John Wesley Hall Grist Mill

    Saturday, March 8th, Tony and I visited the John Wesley Hall Grist Mill at Tannehill State Park. OMG..it was so pretty there. I just loved the water, it was so clear. reminded me when i was a small kid and used to play in the water at my grandma's house. I wish there were some blooming flowers there, it would have been so beautiful. The mill itself...

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  • The Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

    Saturday March 8th, Tony and I went to the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park to walk around and enjoy the sunshine NOT REALIZING we were stepping back into time, to time long gone and full of history. I found this park amazing and this MUSEUM was so informative and amazing. I learned so much about the process of Iron making. Tony enjoyed it...

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  • Cane Creek School at Tannehill

    The Cane Creek School was built in 1923 and moved from Warrior to Tannehill in 1981. It has two large rooms, one with old school desks that can be moved within the room and the other is an open room with one twelve foot long “permanent” table and three short pews against the walls. There are folding tables and chairs that can be setup. Off the open...

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  • Roupes Valley Ironworks

    On Saturday, March 8th, Tony and I was enjoying the lovely day at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. inside the park the GRANDE attraction is the Roupes Valley Ironworks Mill..it is gorgeous..Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A...

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  • Old Country Church at Tannehill

    On Saturday, March 8th, Tony and I stopped at this Old Country Church at Tannehill. Moved to this location to be part of the Tannehill community. I loved the church it reminded me of some of the churches I used to visit with my mommy and grandparents when growing up. I loved this church.

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  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State...

    Saturday, March 8th, Tony and I stopped at the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in Alabama, just about 30 miles south of Birmingham and 30 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa...it was a very lovely day and the park was very educational on how the Ironworks process works. Great Museum. It cost $3 per person to enter the park, and additional $2...

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    Time to find a picnic table!

    by RhondaRuth Updated Apr 30, 2003

    We had some picnic basket snacks and cold drinks under the trees at a picnic area. So nice and relaxing!

    Favorite Dish: Munchies!

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    • Historical Travel

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  • Easiest instrument to learn to play in...

    One of the craftsmen at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park that makes and sells his instruments there. His wife is giving a demonstration and she even had me try a song. I got thru the song "Amazing Grace" with surprising ease and I was SOLD! I am NOT a muscian. Bowed Psaltery :The Psaltery is a musical instrument with origins that date...

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  • Craftsmen demonstrate their trades.

    There are different art shops, such as painters, potters, quilters, basketry and musicians. My favorate turned out to be the people who make bowed psaltery and other instruments. Watercolors, pottery, baskets or country musical instruments.

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    All aboard!

    by RhondaRuth Updated Apr 30, 2003

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Other events include a dulcimer festival, gem and mineral show, woodcarvers' show, educational programs for school children, a Labor Day celebration and Christmas candlelight tour.

    We took the little train over to the area for the Trade Days. See my Travelogue for just a few shots. I was too busy looking for bargains to take any pictures, LOL.

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    Paulette demonstrating the Psaltery

    by RhondaRuth Updated Jul 10, 2003

    Favorite thing: At the Tannehill Ironworks Park you will find ...

    From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. The first cabin shop we visited was the country instrument makers. Do you know what a Bowed Psaltery is? I didn't know either, but once I heard it and watched it being played, I bought one from BOWED PSALTERY by DAVE LUCAS.

    3737 Gray Oaks Dr.
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 424-6970

    OR check out his website to learn more:
    www.davespsaltery.com

    LOL, hope I get good enough to play in front of others!

    Fondest memory: Being shown how to play the bowed psaltery. I've been practicing every night, since. But I'm not good yet, need a lot more practice ... poor, poor Bill .

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    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture
    • Hiking and Walking

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