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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Horseshoe Bend Park

In March 1814, General Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa, cut a 52-mile trail through the forest in three days, and on the 26th made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend. The next morning, Jackson sent General John Coffee and 700 mounted infantry and 600 Cherokee and Creek allies three miles down-stream to […]

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Charles E. Bailey Sportplex

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A part of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail, the Sportplex is an interesting combination of attractively wooded grounds surrounding athletic fields and open parking areas. There are hiking trails that originate from the rear corner of a large parking lot on Arena Drive.  The understory is quite open through much of the property, and sight […]

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