No. 233 of my 365/2010 painting series.
Title: "PRINCE'S GENERAL MERCHANDISE ESTILLFORK, AL."
Size: 8.5X11 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. cold pressed paper.
This is in the mountains of Northeast Alabama in Jackson County. It is well hidden in the woods near Princeton, Alabama. It is still in operation and serves as the Post Office for those mountains. It is the smallest Post Office in Alabama. It is absolutely beautiful in those mountains. This is the region and that Curly Putman called home and it inspired him to write the all time great hit song, 'THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME". There is a resort there, Western type, that is used by people for reunions, conventions, etc, from all over the United States. In the 60's the U.S. Government bought a lot of the land at the top of the mountain there and set up three satellite tracking stations. It is an awesome site compared to what is shown in this picture but you can't see but one of the dishes now. the others were dismantled when technology out grew their need. If you're ever near Scottsboro, Huntsville Alabama or Huntland Tenn. be sure to put this beautiful drive on your plans.
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