|The Beaver Dam, notice the bench under the trees in the background
There were lots of other things we could have seen and toured in the area but we were only going to be here two days and one thing high on my list to see was the birthplace of Helen Keller. It is located in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
We drove up to a beautiful home situated on a lovely yard and garden!! Helen Keller was actually born in the cottage next door to this main house. The main home was built in 1820 and originally sat on 640 acres. There were enormous amounts of ivy growing in and around the house and cottage and thus the home became known as Ivy Green.
|The Original Well Pump that springboard her learning words
|Helen with Alexander Graham Bell. He convinced her parents that she needed a teacher.
|This is the Cottage where Helen was born. It is next to the house.
Tomorrow we will begin our travels back to Auburn and our "home" base at Chewacla State Park. We will work on getting the tag for our truck and a few other things along with visiting our son before heading to Rainbow Plantation, an Escapees Park in Summerdale, Alabama!! It's been awhile since we have been there so we look forward to returning and enjoying the many places we fell in love with several years ago. We are feeling excited!!