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    by TravellerMel Written May 25, 2010

    Really, the only reason to make a road trip to Scottsboro, AL is to visit the Unclaimed Baggage Center. I'd seen this on the Travel Channel; my mom saw it on the Today Show - it's famous! This is the repository for all the "lost" luggage for which you are compensated by the airline/train/bus, as well as unclaimed cargo and freight - they have everything!

    Prices tend to be about half of what you would pay new retail. For example, I bought a Bluetooth with charger for $15, a camera tripod for $7, and two DVD's for $4.50 each. My friend Lisa bought a brand name watch for $40, a touch screen camera for $100, and some jewelry.

    It was fun looking for bargains and treasures, and we look forward to driving out there again soon. It was about a 2.5 hour drive from Nashville...

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Scottsboro Off The Beaten Path

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    by Toughluck Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Russell Cave has been occupied for over 4000 years, I think the guide book talks about 10,000 years of history. Located in the northeast corner of the state, just up the road from Stevenson and Bridgeport, the area is more well known (which is marginal at best for it's Civil War History in the march on Atlanta.

    You'll enjoy the cave. It sets back up the river valley from Bridgeport. Now isolated, it's location would have been idle for early residents. Off the main trails, but close. Wooded vallies with changing topography to encourage a multitude of wildllife. The larger main valley of the Tennessee River to support larger fish species. It would have been a cornucopia of food options. Space to open fields and begin learning to plant.

    The cave itself is located on the edge of the smaller side valley, around a corner or two. Easy to defend and a ready supply of fresh water (running from the cave.)

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