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Coal Fire Creek, Bitter Cold

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-06-2009

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  • Maybe some of you have not believed me on Coal Fire Creek being cold because I am a writer of fiction…This ain’t fiction..My sister-in-law, a long time resident and retired teacher from the State of Alabama school systems, sent me a book. “Across the Ages,” “A History of Reform, Alabama and the Surrounding Area” taken from the Pickens County Herald and West Alabamian, March, 1998. and published by Southeast Media and Mailing, Gordo, AL. Table of Contents, III History of Northwest Pickens County
  • on page 26 you find the following information: “When William and Martha Clements Wison came to Pickens County in 1819, Coal Fire Creek was swollen and they had to camp on its banks six weeks. According to legend, the name Coal Fire Creek was given to the stream because it was bitterly cold when settlers from Tennessee tried to cross.”
  • And folks, thats the gospel truth, no sir-ree bob, I ain’t lying and neither were those early day crosser….Cold, bitterly cold, yes sir, that the truth….Stay tuned for more up dates on one of the coldest creeks I know of…I’m saying 65 degrees…..What do you say?

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