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We are glad to have Flagg Mountain as a part of the trail! Glad that the Alabama Wildlife Center was there to share birds! Glad for the work of so many including Alabama Forestry Commission and Alabama Trails Foundation!
In honor of tomorrow, our team is highlighting one of our clients, Alabama Trails Foundation, and the important work they do to make Alabama better one trail at a time. If you’re in the area, check out their dedication ceremony for Flagg Mountain Tower on Wednesday, June 15.
Below you will find all the data related to City of Piedmont, Alabama's Walkability Study and survey, made possible by: The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development Tourism - DeForest Tuggle, Alabama Trails Foundation, East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, and Piedmont High School.

We will use this data to further identify areas of improvement in Piedmont's walkways, crosswalks, sidewalks, signage, bike racks and more.

The first stage included re-concreting side walks in front of and between Middle School and Noble Bank. As part of future stages I have submitted work orders for Haslam Street sidewalks and areas near the car wash on Memorial Drive.

Walkability data presentation:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MIJpIuEDC2nEwbMaZGRM5bswnA4p7Amm/view?usp=sharing

Walkability Briefing:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16hBPYTQYRedewTJnyrjrVxfjmeGcKLUc/view?usp=sharing

Walkability Map
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jcswlbj0AY8zu0ce86vY2IhojfuyoPXN/view?usp=sharing
We've been watching with excitement as our friends at the Alabama Trails Foundation work on restoring the Flagg Mountain tower and build an accessible trail to the top of the mountain. Now, they are also working on researching the early days of the construction. We're looking forward to this changing from a remote place to go hike the Pinhoti Trail and watch birds to becoming a major attraction for bird lovers and hikers! Have you visited?
Join American Trails on Thursday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. (CT) for part two of its "Introduction to Trail Planning" webinar series. This week, they'll cover sustainable trail design and unique elements associated with specific types of trail use. Learn more and register at bit.ly/3zqxtcV.

If you missed the first part, you can download a recording of it at bit.ly/3xkXisV. The first webinar introduced different types of trail plans including master plans, conceptual plans, development plans, and management plans.

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Alabama Trails Commission
Alabama Trails Foundation



National Trails Day is Saturday, June 5! The American Hiking Society is giving away a prize package to two people who take their pledge. Visit americanhiking.org to learn more about the 2021 pledge as well as trail advocacy and events. To learn more about Alabama's trails, check out the Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Foundation for details about how you can help build and advocate for trails in our state.

Will you go on a hike or take a stroll on a trail in your ACE community on National Trails Day? Do you have a favorite trail in your ACE Town? Share with us in the comments! Pictures and links always welcome.

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Alabama's remarkable landscape shapes who we are and steers us towards who we can become. Alabama’ Our remarkable landscape shapes who we are and steers us towards who we can become.

Alabama’s rich scenic beauty, exceptional biodiversity, and hard-earned cultural history flows from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Yet, Alabama does not capture its potential outdoor recreation economy. The Alabama Trails Foundation resolves to change that through partnerships, open dialog, and collaboration to develop biologically, economically, and socially sustainable trails for A

Photos from Macknally Land Design's post 10/28/2022

Photos from Macknally Land Design's post

Photos from Alabama Trails Foundation's post 10/26/2022

Fall has arrived on the mountain.

10/21/2022

The caretaker's cabin and fire tower (seen behind the cabin) in this photo are in Weogufka State Forest in Coosa County. The cabin was built in 1935 by enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the program's efforts in forest conservation. The park encompasses 240 acres covered in hardwood trees. When it was developed by the CCC, beginning in 1933, it was predominately yellow pine. The site was originally slated to be a state park, but the effort was not completed following the U.S. involvement in World War II. However the CCC did construct several cabins, including a dogtrot, and a stone tower in the mid-1930s. The tower, used by the Alabama Forestry Commission until the late 1980s, is approximately 50 feet tall with walls 2-4 feet thick. It is on the National Historic Lookout Register. The forest, located around 1,150-foot Flagg Mountain, provides hiking, camping, and bird watching. It is part of the Alabama Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail and the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail and the Appalachian Mountain range. Plans are underway to connect this area to the Appalachian Trail system. (Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service) Click here to read the EOA article: http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-4094

Jogloma-Scott Survey 10/08/2022

Jogloma-Scott Survey

We're looking for input from you. Please take a moment to complete the Jogloma-Scott Lake Project Survey. It should take less than 2 minutes to complete and will provide us with valuable insights into the project.

Jogloma-Scott Survey Jogloma-Scott Survey Jogloma Survey Have you visited Jogloma-Scott Lake while hiking the Pinhoti Trail? Yes No Do you believe the bridge would improve trail usability? Yes No What is your biggest concern for this section of the Pinhoti Trail? Safe Crossing Unauthorized Vehicle conflicts Signage / Wa...

10/06/2022

Want to learn more about the Jogloma-Scott Lake Project, but didn't have a chance to tune in to our live webinar earlier this week? No problem. We've got a video of the presentation for you! Stay tuned for a survey!

10/03/2022

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Jogloma-Scott Lake Project Webinar
The designs for proposed improvements at Jogloma-Scott Lake along the Pinhoti Trail are coming together. Register now and tune in on October 4, 2022 to ask questions and share ideas.

The webinar will take place via Zoom on October 4, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There will be approximately 35 minutes of presentation, followed by opportunities to ask questions, provide comments and give general feedback until 6:30 p.m.

Registration is free, but you must register to participate.

Join the conversation. alabamatrailsfoundation.org/jogloma

Jogloma-Scott Lake 09/28/2022

Jogloma-Scott Lake

Jogloma-Scott Lake Project Webinar
The designs for proposed improvements at Jogloma-Scott Lake along the Pinhoti Trail are coming together. Register now and tune in on October 4, 2022 to ask questions and share ideas.

The webinar will take place via Zoom on October 4, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There will be approximately 35 minutes of presentation, followed by opportunities to ask questions, provide comments and give general feedback until 6:30 p.m.

Registration is free, but you must register to participate.

Join the conversation.

Jogloma-Scott Lake Jogloma-Scott Lake Jogloma-Scott Lake Project WebinarTime: Oct 4, 2022 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Learn upcoming plans for the Jogloma / Scott Lake area of the Pinhoti Trail and ask questions. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a message with instructions on joining the webinar vi...

Photos from Alabama Trails Foundation's post 09/26/2022

What a great weekend at the
Great to visit with folks and highlight the work that the Alabama Trails Foundation is doing with partners.

09/20/2022

Jogloma-Scott Lake Project Webinar

The design for proposed improvements at Jogloma-Scott Lake along the Pinhoti Trail are coming together. Tune in on October 4, 2022 to ask questions and share ideas.

The webinar will take place via Zoom on October 4, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There will be approximately 35 minutes of presentation, followed by opportunities to ask questions, provide comments and give general feedback until 6:30 p.m.

Registration is free, but you must register to participate.

Join the conversation. alabamatrailsfoundation.org/jogloma

09/17/2022

Alabama State Council on the Arts joins the Flagg Mountain Partnership

The Alabama Trails Foundation will receive a $10,000 award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to evaluate how to engage the arts and artisans to support sustainable use at the newly renovated Flagg Mountain Observation Tower.

Rick Oates, State Forester of the Alabama Forestry Commission said of the project: "As the land managers for Weogufka State Forest, we believe developing feasible management options for the historic Flagg Mountain Tower is vital to engaging the public in outdoor spaces. Emphasizing the artisan commitment to building with native materials and dispelling the myth that 'we can’t build like they used to' is now demonstrated at Flagg Tower through the installation of the new stairs and the renovation of the cabins.”

To continue improving the visitor experience at Alabama’s special outdoor places like Flagg Mountain, The Alabama Trails Foundation is building a team to explore the full array of arts engagement and their application for the Flagg Mountain Observation Tower. There will be multiple opportunities for the public to provide input and participate in the evaluation. At the core of the project is the goal of bringing nature and artists together to allow all who love Flagg Mountain a broader experience, all while celebrating the folkways of the region.

Our team includes several leaders who have helped shape Alabama's relationship with arts.

Cheryl Morgan, Planner and team leader
Will McGarity, Architect
Jay Lamar, Artist and community engagement
Cindy Ragland Administrative oversight

As this project evolves expect to hear more from us on the schedule of events and opportunities to share ideas with the team. Stay tuned. It will be an exciting year for Flagg Mountain!
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Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama State Council on the Arts

The Alabama State Council on the Arts' mission is to enhance the quality of life & economic vitality for all Alabamians by providing support for the state’s diverse & rich artistic resources.

*photo from Governor Kay Ivey's recent visit to Flagg Mountain, Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager

Alabama Trails Foundation updated their address. 08/22/2022

Alabama Trails Foundation updated their address.

Alabama Trails Foundation updated their address.

08/18/2022

AUGUST 21: ➡️ Discovering Alabama visits all 22 State Parks to reveal how—since 1939—our parks offer recreation, education and inspiration for each and everyone of us!

Watch on Alabama Public Television at 11:30 AM.

Photos from Friends of the Talladega National Forest's post 08/13/2022

Photos from Friends of the Talladega National Forest's post

08/09/2022

Smokey says, "78 and feeling great. 🎂 🐻 I make the beary same wish every year, and can make it come true."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SMOKEY!

Show 818A Return to Flagg Mountain 08/04/2022

Show 818A Return to Flagg Mountain

Back in season 4, Kevin visited Flagg Mountain — the southernmost peak in the Appalachian mountains that exceeds 1,100 feet — to talk about their planned restoration of the stone fire tower. Just four years later, that process is complete. Visitors are welcome to climb the new stairs to the top of the fire tower and enjoying hiking along new trails, including an extension that makes Flagg Mountain the terminus of the Pinhoti Trail. Simply Southern TV

https://youtu.be/Tmc5hP5sd1k

Show 818A Return to Flagg Mountain Back in season 4, Kevin visited Flagg Mountain — the southernmost peak in the Appalachian mountains that exceeds 1,100 feet — to talk about their planned res...

07/26/2022

The view from the top of the newly restored Flagg Mountain Fire Tower.

07/26/2022

FLAGG MOUNTAIN IS GOING TO BE ON TV!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Restored Flagg Mountain Fire Tower, New Hiking Trails To Be Featured In National TV Show
The newly restored stone fire tower atop Flagg Mountain in Weogufka and the surrounding hiking trails will receive statewide and national exposure with a feature on Simply Southern TV.
The show will premiere locally on WBMA-TV 33/40 in Birmingham on Sunday, July 31, at 6:30 a.m. and will be rebroadcast on national cable network RFD-TV the following Wednesday at 3 p.m. Central time.
“We visited Flagg Mountain a few seasons ago when it was first announced that the Alabama Forestry Commission, along with other public and private groups, wanted to restore the fire tower,” said Simply Southern TV co-host Mary Wilson. “It’s impressive how quickly they finished this project, and the views from the top of the tower are spectacular. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors — whether you’re looking for a spot to bring the family for a picnic and short hike or if you’re a serious hiker looking to take on the entire 330-plus miles of the Pinhoti Trail.”
Viewers also can catch the show on the following channels:
• WLTZ-TV 38 in Columbus, Georgia, on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
• WPMI-TV 15 in Mobile on Sundays at 6 a.m.
• WAFF-TV 48 in Huntsville on Sundays at 9 a.m.
• WAKA-TV 8 in Montgomery on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
• WTVY-TV 4 in Dothan on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
• RFD-TV cable network on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Simply Southern TV is a 30-minute show that celebrates Alabama’s farmers, gardeners, makers, rural communities and one-of-a-kind destinations. Episodes are also available on the show’s website at www.SimplySouthernTV.net.

Photos from Friends of the Talladega National Forest's post 07/23/2022

Love seeing this! Better if no one left trash in the first place, but thanks are due to the wonderful trail friends who clean up the mess!

07/19/2022

It's hot outside right now, but fall is just around the corner. Nothing like the beautiful fall color you'll find along the .

07/10/2022

Such a cool story.

In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire 2,190 mile (3,524 km) Appalachian Trail -- wearing Keds sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a shower curtain, and a change of clothes in a homemade bag which she slung over one shoulder. A mother of 11 and grandmother of 23, Gatewood is now considered a pioneer of ultra-light hiking. To read the incredible story of how Grandma Gatewood survived a brutal marriage of thirty years to become one of the first high-profile ambassadors of the Appalachian Trail, visit https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=27153

Emma Gatewood's inspiring story is told in the award-winning biography for adult readers "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" at https://www.amightygirl.com/grandma-gatewood-s-walk -- or as an e-book at https://amzn.to/3utKf7r

For young readers, there are two inspiring picture books about Grandma Gatewood's story, both for ages 5 to 9: "When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike" (https://www.amightygirl.com/when-grandma-gatewood-took-a-hike) and "Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail" (https://www.amightygirl.com/grandma-gatewood-hikes-the-appalachian-trail)

For several beautifully illustrated picture books about Mighty Girls who love exploring nature, we highly recommend "Up the Mountain Path" (https://www.amightygirl.com/up-the-mountain-path), "Finding Wild" (https://www.amightygirl.com/finding-wild), and "Moon" (https://www.amightygirl.com/moon), all for ages 4 to 8

For many books for young readers about the wonders of outdoor discovery, visit our blog post, "Explore Your World: 30 Mighty Girl Books About Outdoor Discovery," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11570

Coosa County’s Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after hiatus 06/28/2022

Coosa County’s Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after hiatus

Another story about the Observation Tower at reopening!

https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/coosa-county-s-flagg-mountain-tower-reopens-after-hiatus/article_b0a4b5f9-c9fe-53e8-bc40-a3dd1353ebc9.html

Coosa County’s Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after hiatus Flagg Mountain Tower is open to the public after a series of renovations and refurbishing efforts were made to get the tower back in tourist shape.

06/17/2022

We were so glad to have the Alabama Wildlife Center release this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk! It soared over the tower looking at its new home.

We were invited to the reopening of Flagg Mountain Observation Tower, so we used this opportunity to release a newly rehabilitated Red-Tailed Hawk! The raptor was found in a ditch and came to us very emaciated and had a right wing fracture. If you visit the tower, be on the lookout!
Bird released by Nathan Wright, President of the Alabama Hiking Trail Society.

Photos from The Bama Buzz's post 06/16/2022

Photos from The Bama Buzz's post

06/16/2022

This Red shouldered hawk was very excited about the grand reopening of the tower. Thanks to Alabama Wildlife Center for sharing their bird knowledge and releasing a rehabilitated red tailed hawk, too!

Historic Flagg Mountain Tower reopens in Coosa County 06/16/2022

Historic Flagg Mountain Tower reopens in Coosa County

The grand reopening ceremony yesterday was wonderful. So glad that so many people came out to support the hard work of so many! Come enjoy the mountain!
https://www.cbs42.com/news/historic-flagg-mountain-tower-reopens-in-coosa-county/

Historic Flagg Mountain Tower reopens in Coosa County MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Flagg Mountain Tower in Coosa County has been closed and in disrepair for the last 20 years, but today reopened to the public. “Come on and join me, and let’s …

Photos from Macknally Land Design's post 06/16/2022

Photos from Macknally Land Design's post

OPEN NOW: Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after twenty years [PHOTOS] | The Bama Buzz 06/15/2022

OPEN NOW: Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after twenty years [PHOTOS] | The Bama Buzz

OPEN NOW: Flagg Mountain Tower reopens after twenty years [PHOTOS] | The Bama Buzz The Flagg Mountain Tower at Weogufka State Forest wil officially reopen on Wednesday, June 15. Keep reading for everything you need to know.

Photos from Alabama Trails Foundation's post 06/15/2022

Photos from Alabama Trails Foundation's post

06/14/2022

Tomorrow is the day...
GRAND RE-OPENING OF FLAGG MOUNTAIN!!

Please join the Alabama Forestry Commission in welcoming Governor Kay Ivey to Flagg Mountain as she re-opens the historic tower to the public. Come early to visit the tower reception area and talk with historians, architects, and economists all working to highlight Flagg Mountain. Celebrate Alabama’s wildlife with staff from the Alabama Wildlife Center releasing a rehabilitated bird in honor of this special occasion.

Parking will be available at the County Road 55 intersection. Shuttles begin at 11:30 at 15-minute intervals. Return on similar schedule after the event. Plan for a short walk on the accessible trail. The last shuttle will depart for the tower at 1p.m.

Note: no pets. (service animals are, of course, allowed). The south entrance to the park will be closed to traffic. Traffic will be limited to shuttles.

Tentative Agenda:
• Noon – 1:15: Exhibit Hall
• 1:30 to 2:30: Reopening Celebration
• 2:30 pm: Return to parking area

06/03/2022

Tomorrow is National Trails Day! Celebrate by joining Gulf State Park naturalists for a guided hike through the beautiful live oak forest of Gulf Oak Ridge Trail Saturday, June 4, starting at 9 a.m.

Meet at the Gulf Oak Ridge Trailhead West (30.271713, -87.654648). The trail passes through an evergreen forest with a good view of a marsh ecosystem, offering the opportunity to see birds, turtles, alligators, and more!

The hike will be approximately 2 miles round trip. It is an easy hike, perfect for all ages and experience levels. This event is free, but there is a day-use entrance fee of $2 per vehicle to enter the campground. (Lodge, cabin/cottage and campground guests are exempt from this fee).
Recommended gear includes sturdy shoes, binoculars, sunscreen and sunglasses. Also bring plenty of water for the hike. Leashed pets are welcome.

This event is weather permitting. Call the Nature Center at (251) 948-7275 ext. 2092 for updates.

Photo by Johanna Gertsch-Hooper, Gulf State Park naturalist

06/02/2022

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will officially reopen the Flagg Mountain observation tower to the public for the first time since the late 1980s on June 15, 2022.

Not only does this event champion outdoor recreation, but it also celebrates the historic architecture of the tower and its renovation. It opens the conversation to the multiple bounties that attract people to the Alabama outdoors.

The tower and trails have been restored to enhance Flagg Mountain as an outdoor recreation destination. A new accessible approach trail helps to make Flagg Mountain an outdoor recreation experience for all.

Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935, this historic 50-foot-tall structure with a 360-degree view has held many roles. Presenters will provide insight into the rich history of the area and the lives of the people who lived and worked here.

Flagg Mountain, within the Weogufka State Forest, is home to the southern gateway to the Pinhoti Trail and the Appalachian Mountain chain. As the Pinhoti traverses the southern reaches of the Appalachians it provides opportunities to introduce people to Alabama’s unique biodiversity and healthy, resilient forests.

Register today for this free event celebrating Alabama's history and our outdoor heritage.

https://alabamatrailsfoundation.org/tower-celebration/

Come early to visit the tower area and talk with historians, architects, and economists, all working to highlight Flagg Mountain. Celebrate Alabama’s wildlife with staff from the Alabama Wildlife Center releasing a rehabilitated bird in honor of this special occasion.

Parking will be available at the County Road 55 intersection. Shuttles begin at 11:30 at 15-minute intervals. Return on similar schedule after the event. Plan for a short walk on the accessible trail.

Tentative Agenda:

Noon – 1:15: Exhibit Hall and Alabama Wildlife Center staff, architects, historians and economists.
1:30 to 2:30: Reopening Celebration with Governor Kay Ivey
2:30 pm: Return to parking area

05/26/2022

The CCC and Weogufka State Forest

Originally known as Weogufka Regional Park, today, Weogufka State Forest encompasses 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, Alabama. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. As part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, the CCC was the first Federal relief program created, the longest running (1933-1942), and the most successful. Unemployed men, especially from urban areas, enrolled in the CCC and were paid, clothed, and housed for their labor. The Weogufka Regional Park project was one of the earliest CCC projects within Alabama. The park was constructed between 1933 and 1936 by CCC Company 260 and Company 4498. The work of these men had a sense of lasting importance, as their efforts were “being expended to construct lasting land marks, and scenic centers for vacationist to enjoy for years to come.” These lasting land marks are still present today in the form of log and stone masonry cabins, as well as the 170 ft tall stone Observation Tower that crowns the summit of Flagg Mountain.

The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research (OAR), in coordination with the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Alabama Forestry Commission, and the Alabama Trails Foundation have been working to list Weogufka State Forest to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the last six months, Architectural Historian Rosalie Pearson has been researching and compiling a history of Weogufka State Forest, including the architecture of the park structures, and the life of the CCC enrollees.

Rosalie Gorecki Pearson received her B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities in 2004 and her M.A. in Religious Studies in 2007, both from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. She currently works as an Architectural Historian with the University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research in Moundville, Alabama. Mrs. Pearson has performed Architectural surveys and analysis in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). She has written and submitted Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation on Lake Purdy Dam, located in Shelby County, Alabama and has conducted documentation of historic structures throughout the Southeast.

Photos from Alabama Trails Foundation's post 05/24/2022

Join us tonight for a webinar on the history of Flagg Mountain and the CCC work at 5:30 p.m. Originally known as Weogufka Regional Park, today, Weogufka State Forest encompasses 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, Alabama. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. As part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, the CCC was the first Federal relief program created, the longest running (1933-1942), and the most successful. Unemployed men, especially from urban areas, enrolled in the CCC and were paid, clothed, and housed for their labor. The Weogufka Regional Park project was one of the earliest CCC projects within Alabama. The park was constructed between 1933 and 1936 by CCC Company 260 and Company 4498. The work of these men had a sense of lasting importance, as their efforts were “being expended to construct lasting land marks, and scenic centers for vacationist to enjoy for years to come.” These lasting land marks are still present today in the form of log and stone masonry cabins, as well as the 170 ft tall stone Observation Tower that crowns the summit of Flagg Mountain. https://alabamatrailsfoundation.org/webinar/

The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research (OAR), in coordination with the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Alabama Forestry Commission, and the Alabama Trails Foundation have been working to list Weogufka State Forest to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the last six months, Architectural Historian Rosalie Pearson has been researching and compiling a history of Weogufka State Forest, including the architecture of the park structures, and the life of the CCC enrollees.

Join us on May 24th at 5:30 pm as we explore the history of the CCC and the construction and architecture of Weogufka State Forest. https://alabamatrailsfoundation.org/webinar/

05/18/2022

Join us for a webinar on the history of Flagg Mountain on Tuesday May 24 at 5:30 pm.

Originally known as Weogufka Regional Park, today, Weogufka State Forest encompasses 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, Alabama. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. As part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, the CCC was the first Federal relief program created, the longest running (1933-1942), and the most successful. Unemployed men, especially from urban areas, enrolled in the CCC and were paid, clothed, and housed for their labor. The Weogufka Regional Park project was one of the earliest CCC projects within Alabama. Alabama Forestry Commission

https://alabamatrailsfoundation.org/webinar/

Webinar: May 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm. 05/16/2022

Webinar: May 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm.

Originally known as Weogufka Regional Park, today, Weogufka State Forest encompasses 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, Alabama. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. As part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, the CCC was the first Federal relief program created, the longest running (1933-1942), and the most successful. Unemployed men, especially from urban areas, enrolled in the CCC and were paid, clothed, and housed for their labor. The Weogufka Regional Park project was one of the earliest CCC projects within Alabama. The park was constructed between 1933 and 1936 by CCC Company 260 and Company 4498. The work of these men had a sense of lasting importance, as their efforts were “being expended to construct lasting land marks, and scenic centers for vacationist to enjoy for years to come.” These lasting land marks are still present today in the form of log and stone masonry cabins, as well as the 170 ft tall stone Observation Tower that crowns the summit of Flagg Mountain.
Flagg Mountain
https://alabamatrailsfoundation.org/webinar/

Webinar: May 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm. Webinar: May 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm. Register Below Originally known as Weogufka Regional Park, today, Weogufka State Forest encompasses 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in Coosa County, Alabama. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. As part of....

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