Legends, Lore and True Tales of the Chattahoochee

Legends, Lore and True Tales of the Chattahoochee

by Michelle Smith


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The Chattahoochee Trace in southeast Alabama and west Georgia is steeped in Native, African and early American tradition—stories often deeply rooted in folklore. Unusual beasts such as the Kolowa, the Wampus Cat and even Bigfoot roam the area. Crossroads magic, hoodoo and Huggin' Molly make their homes in the storied region. The Native American trickster rabbit, the Nunnehi Cherokee watchers, the tales of the Indian mounds and the saga of Brookside Drive are forever etched in Chattahoochee lore. From the Creek wars to Indian removal and Sherman's March to the Sea, the legends of the Hooch" have left an indelible mark on Georgia and Alabama. Join author Michelle Smith as she reveals many of the strange creatures and myths that sing "the Song of the Chattahoochee."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626190221
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: American Legends
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michelle Smith is a resident of Auburn, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University with a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Michelle is a dedicated historic researcher and an investigator for the Alabama Paranormal Research Team. Michelle also published Haunted Auburn and Opelika with The History Press in 2011.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Part I Cryptids and Shapeshifters

1 Kolowa the Hairy Man 15

2 Bigfoot 19

3 The Lady with the Gold Ring 21

4 Spring Villa Dunno 25

5 The Black Dog Legend 29

6 The Isti-PaPa 33

7 The Wampus Cat 37

8 Tie Snakes and Horned Serpents 41

9 Salem's Giant Eagles 45

Part II The Occult and Other Magical Legends

10 The Devil's Crossroads 51

11 The Hoodoo Woman of Tuskegee 55

12 The Ghost Town Watchers 59

13 The Disappearing Angel of Dothan 63

Part III Ghostly Legends and Other Odd Things

14 The Lost Treasures of Georgia 69

15 The Witch of Cedar Mountain 73

16 The Pea River Wild Woman 77

17 The Ghosts of Brookside Drive 81

18 Huggin' Molly 85

Part IV Native American Legends

19 Blood Mountain and the Immortals 91

20 The Mounds and the Old Sacred Things 95

21 The Kolomoki Mounds 99

22 Nacoochee Mounds 103

23 The Rabbit Trickster 107

24 The Origin of Earth 111

25 The Origin of Corn 115

Part V True Stories Not to Be Forgotten

26 The Wall at Fort Mountain 121

27 The Creek Wars 125

28 Indian Removal 133

29 The Fires and Fury of the Civil War along the Chattahoochee 139

30 Horace King: The Greatest Architect History Forgot to Mention 149

Bibliography 153

About the Author 157

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