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Coosa River at Fort Struther

I have been meaning to put this pic up since December but have been unable to find the link to the story about it until just now.  This is the Coosa River at Fort Strother, which is in St. Clair county, Alabama – closest to the town of Ohatchee (maybe inside Ohatchee?).  This area of the river is called ‘Ten Islands’.  Fort Strother was established by General Andrew Jackson in 1813 to fight the Creeks.  

The story I found about it, though, has nothing to do with the Creek War – it was published in the New York Times in 1877, and was entitled:

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