|From Jim's Photo Taken At Horseshoe Bend NP|
"...almost incredible .that five thousand settlers had journeyed to this frontier community [Huntsville, Alabama] within four years from the arrival of the first pioneer."
"The Government Registry and Land Office, through which all purchases of land in the new territory had to be negotiated, was situated at Nashville, Tennessee... . All traveling in those days was by horseback, and in due season there was a well defined highway from the Tennessee river south of the "Hunt Spring" settlement to Nashville on the north, along the same course now traversed by tourists in passing between the two cities. [Source: Early History of Huntsville, Alabama...]