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Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, Florence

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • Tried to see this attraction but never could find it..... Put address in GPS and ended up on Laura lane but it was homes in a wall. Gave up. 
  • The wall, which was featured in the Muscle Shoals documentary, is just an amazing experience. Mr. Tom, the builder, is a treasure himself. Great storyteller. Be prepared to be moved. 
  • Tom, the creator of this wall, lives behind this incredible memorial that he built for his great great grandmother. A must see!! No admission is charged, this is all done out of love. Please respect t...  read more »
  • This amazing place was built entirely by Tom Hendrix in honor of his Native American grandmother who was forced to Oklahoma by the US government in the 1830's. She then walked back to Alabama and lived in the area until she died as an old woman. Each stone upon stone commemorates her journey, and the journeys of other Native Americans displaced by the US Government. It is definitely worth a visit, and we got to hear the story from Mr Hendrix himself. What a pleasure!
  • The Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall is currently the largest unmortared wall in the United States. Built by hand by Tom Hendrix to memorialize his Native American great-great grandmother, Te-lah-nay. It represents one woman’s courageous journey back to her homeland after being relocated to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. She spent five years retracing her steps, eventually making her way back to her Yuchi tribe’s native land near present day Florence, Alabama. She is the only documented Native American to return. The wall is a place of spirituality and ensures that the legends will never fade. Thank you Mr. Hendrix, you are a testament to your ancestors.
  • You will need a navigator to find this place. However a very spiritual experience and amazing dedication.
  • Tom is an inspiration. His tribute to his great grandmother and his people is truly one of the wonders of the world. We consider ourselves privileged to have visited.
  • Mr. Tom and his wall is a NATIONAL TREASURE!!!
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