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The Kids’ View: Forts and Casinos

[Today Sons #1 (10) and #2 (8) give their reactions to our recent weekend trip to Atmore and Fort Mims. It’s remarkable how much they prove willing to write when doing so gets them a day off from their regular writing homework!] Son #1: We had a fun trip to Fort Mims. We stayed in […]


An Independent Nation Inside Alabama

Where: Atmore, AL Who: The Whole Clan When: August 30-31, 2013 Not every group of American Indians in Alabama was forced to walk the Trail of Tears in the 1830s.¬†One tribe was allowed to remain in its ancestral home on a reservation to this day. The Poarch Creek Indians are the only federally recognized Indian […]


Do You Budget Extra When There’s a Casino on Your Route?

It’s not often that you get to witness observances for the bicentennial of an important event, but this weekend we have an opportunity to do just that at Fort Mims, AL, where on August 30, 1813, Red Stick Indians killed 250 settlers, kicking off the Red Stick War. We decided to take an overnight trip […]