Incorporated in 1818, Mooresville, Alabama, in its entirety, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This building, on High Street next to the post office, has served as a grist mill, a blacksmith shop and an auto repair shop.
Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern, circa 1820. The first floor served as a common room, while the outside stairway led to two lodge rooms. In 1825, supper cost two bits (one quarter).
Lyla’s Little House side garden and shed.
35649: Mooresville Post Office, built with sawmill lumber, has served its community from this building since 1840.
The individual mailboxes, numbered 1-48, were moved from the Stagecoach Inn and Tavern that served as the original mail center, with families keeping the same box number through several generations.
The Zeitler-Hill-McLain House. In part because of its historic setting, Mooresville hosted the filming of Tom and Huck, a 1995 Disney release.
Front entrance of the Dogwood & Magnolia Bakery; storefront scheduled for opening in 2021.
A perfect spring day for gardening. With an interstate highway in its front yard, and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and the Tennessee River in its backyard, Mooresville has maintained a connected yet pastoral historic community.
In San Francisco, the captain abandoned June on the dock. Joseph Kingman, who lived on Nob Hill, found June and placed her in his estate kitchen. Kingman’s son, Jake, worked as a sous chef and owned a fishing vessel, the Swordfish. In a holiday showdown for top chef, June’s pineapple upside-down cake with toasted macadamia crust won the competition.
“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”
—Genesis 27:41 KJV
Susanna found it hard to imagine justice without breaking a commandment. If provided with an endless supply of blueberries, she could re-open the bakery, install that new stove, and build herself a luxury cabin.
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
—Romans 12:19 KJV
As they created their raspberry peach peace pie, the Sheriff shared how he got his nickname, Howie: “Walking home from school one warm spring day with Montana and his older brother, the sky-blue pond on our ranch beckoned. His brother nudged me and said, ‘You first.’ Jumped in; brrrrr, I still feel icy just in sharin’ the story; jumped out, yelling.”
“No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
—Matthew 9:16 KJV
After the telegraph halted the Pony Express riders, Susanna opened a bakery next to her apple orchard. Pa and Ma visited from Fort Refuge for the Thanksgiving holiday. Cowboy Montana and his pinto mustang, Pepper, kept Caleb and Rosita’s nearby ranch in good repair. Montana gentled Chili for Susanna. Sheriff “Howie” Hueston walked with feet of peace throughout Orchard Valley.
“And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;”
—Genesis 28:3 KJV