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Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

13890 County Road 8, Florence, Alabama 35633 USA

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“only the stones will remain”

In northwest Alabama, Tom Hendrix has been building a stone wall for over 30 years in memory of his great-great-grandmother's journey. His great-great-grandmother Te-lah-nay was part of the Yuchi Indian tribe that lived near here along the Tennessee River in the 1800s. Her journey began when she and her sister Whana-le were sent to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma as part of the removal of native peoples from the southeast. But, that was only the beginning of her journey. Her tribe called the Tennessee River the Singing River because they believed a woman who lived in the river sang to them. When Te-lah-nay arrived in Oklahoma she said the streams and rivers did not sing to her and she longed for home. After spending one winter in Oklahoma she decides to head home. Even though she is alone the lessons that her grandmother taught her as a little girl help her overcome every peril and obstacle along the way. After enough adventure to literally fill a book she returns home and to the Singing River.

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March 03, 2019
Rated 5.0

So interesting! Met the son of the man who built this! What a legacy!

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April 10, 2021
Rated 5.0

Touching, impressive, beautiful memorial/monument. Hard to imagine one man creating this wall by himself. On the Natchez Trace which is a wonderful drive itself.

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January 29, 2018
Rated 5.0

We have lots of old stonewalls in Vermont, but they pale in comparison to this wall; it is truly amazing and should not be missed!

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Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

13890 County Road 8
Florence, Alabama
35633 USA


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