Friday, January 2, 2009
DeSoto State Park in Alabama
We are kicking off the New Year with the addition of a number of new pages to www.exploresouthernhistory.com.
The first new pages to come online can be seen in our revamped section on DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne, Alabama. This beautiful and historic park is located atop Lookout Mountain. Noted for its magnificent views of the west fork of Little River and its numerous waterfalls - including the 100-foot tall DeSoto Falls (seen here) - DeSoto State Park is one of the finest state park facilities in the state.
In addition to its natural attractions, cabins, motel, restaurant and more, the park is rich in history. Legend holds that the Welsh explorer Prince Madoc and his men built a fort at DeSoto Falls as early as 1170 A.D. and the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto passed nearby in 1541.
To learn more, please visit our new DeSoto State Park and DeSoto Falls pages at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/desotopark1.