“A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals—a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.” – Carroll Quigley
As we prepare to host friends, family, Shoals locals, guests from afar, and our making community for The Gathering this week, we were inspired to explore our own community’s rich history of music, architecture, and beloved landmarks.
“The Alabama recording studio where music was never segregated:” Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Add to your playlist: The 20 Best Songs Ever Recorded in Muscle Shoals
Explore the history of the University of North Alabama, whose Florence campus was designed by the Olmsted brothers, sons of Central Park designer, Frederick Law Olmsted.
In Alabama: Alabama Cotton on the Journal
Find these (and more) in our Travel Series on the Journal.