Tuskegee Journals

Traipsing Through Tuskegee

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An August 2008 trip to Tuskegee by Wildcat Dianne

Palmetto, Georgia Railroad Station Photo, Palmetto, Georgia More Photos
Quote: On the way home from Georgia, Mom and I stopped in Tuskegee, Alabama for a couple of hours to see the University and other sites.

Traipsing Through Tuskegee

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Overview

Tuskegee Airmen NHS Photo, Tuskegee, Alabama
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Located in the heart of the Tuskegee National Forest in Northeastern Alabama, Tuskegee (tus-kee-ghee), Alabama is a small town with a HUGE history. Tuskegee is home to the Tuskegee Airmen, the world-reknown Tuskegee University, and famous folks such as Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, the scientist who did some very interesting things with peanuts. Tuskegee is a place easily missed when traveling through Alabama, but this journal will make you think twice about passing this great little town with great Southern hospitality.Mom and I visited Tuskegee, Alabama on the way home from a family visit in Georgia. After suffering through four days of Mom's fami...Read More

The History of Tuskegee, Alabama

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Tuskegee Airmen NHS Photo, Tuskegee, Alabama
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A small city of about 11,000 people located in the heart of the Tuskegee National Forest in East Central Alabama, Tuskegee is a small city with a huge history dating from its foundation in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, who fought under Andrew Jackson during the Indian Wars of the early 19th Century around Alabama and Tennessee. The name Tuskegee comes from the Muskhogean Creek Native American word meaning "warrior." Before the white people settled Tuskegee, the Taskigis, Chehaws, Tallahassee, and Channuanugee Native American tribes lived in and around Tuskegee. General Woodward built and lived in the first house built in Tuskegee, which burned to the ground but...Read More

A Quick Pitstop at Palmetto, Georgia

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Palmetto, Georgia Railroad Station Photo, Palmetto, Georgia
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Mom and I were on our way to our family's place in Douglasville, Georgia this July. The last 50 miles of the trip were travelled on rural roads through small Southern towns that reminded me of the movie and TV show In The Heat of The Night with it's old buildings and quaint downtowns. About 15 miles from my cousin's house, Mom and I stumbled upon the little town of Palmetto, Georgia on US 29. There was a little old train station and historical monument on the side of the road, and Mom and I automatically thought of our friend and fellow Igougo guide Ken (ducksunset), who is a big train nut. Unfortunately, we were almost past the railway station and monument, and I didn't want ...Read More

Tuskegee Airmen NHS

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Tuskegee Airmen NHS Photo, Tuskegee, Alabama
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Mom and I made plans to visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site on our way home from our family visit to Georgia via Alabama as part of a vow to see as many historical sites in the American South as we can now that we are living in Pensacola. Tuskegee, Alabama was one of our first places to visit, and after an early start from my cousin's house in Douglasville, GA, Mom and I arrived at Tuskegee about 11 a.m. on August 1.Our first stop was the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site. Located on Route 81 in the middle of the huge Tuskegee National Forest, this fascinating piece of African-American history is not to be missed when visiting the State of Alabama....Read More

Tuskegee Airmen NHS
1616 Chappie James Ave.
Tuskegee 36083
(334) 724-0922

Tuskegee University

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Tuskegee Airmen NHS Photo, Tuskegee, Alabama
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After Mom and I toured Moton Field and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site, we made our way towards downtown Tuskegee and Tuskegee University. We didn't realize how spread out Tuskegee was and we didn't see any signs telling us where the University was and decided to stop at the local McDonald's for a quick bite to eat and ask for directions. I asked a young man sweeping the playground outside, but he didn't know where Tuskegee University was, and I realized that he was mentally challenged. Jonesing for a USA Today, and Mom needing a nail file to clean her nails, we decided to stop at the nearby CVS to ask for directions.Twenty minutes later and no newspaper since the...Read More

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Wildcat Dianne

Wildcat Dianne
Milton, Florida