Posts Tagged Fort Mims

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 […]


A Blistering Bicentennial at Fort Mims

Where: Fort Mims (Tensaw, AL) Who: The Whole Clan When: August 31, 2013   You think I don’t understand what you’ve told me–what you’ve been through? Well, I understand very well. When I was about your age I was in the Creek uprising, right after the Fort Mims massacre—yes.  Grandma Fontaine to Scarlett, Gone with […]


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 […]