Fort Payne, Alabama
Culture, History, Military, Specialized
During World War II approximately 425,000 Axis soldiers were interned in 700 POW camps in the U.S. One of the largest camps was at Aliceville with a capacity for 6,000 prisoners. The camp employed more than 1,000 American military and civilian personnel.
Fort Rucker, Alabama
General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Approximately 50 beautifully restored, historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft, are proudly displayed both inside the Museum's 70,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on the Museum's grounds.
History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Our mission and purpose is to collect and preserve local history. We accomplish this by allowing users to upload photo's and documents at our website. We use the railroad as our theme for membership. Our mascot is a 1900's model steam locomotive replica which travels on the highways of America. We are available to come to your area for an event.
Historic House, Specialized
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans. In operation from 1902 to 1939, the home cared for elderly veterans, and wives and widows of veterans. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium. The home served between 650 and 800 residents.
General, Science, Specialized
The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, located near Dothan in southeast Alabama, is owned by Alabama Power and operated by Southern Nuclear. It is one of three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system.
History, Library, Specialized