Pilgrimage gives glimpse into past

The Old Claiborne Pilgrimage scheduled for Oct. 13-14, 2018, promises a rare glimpse into the settlement of the forgotten Alabama River town of Claiborne and of Monroe County, which was founded four years before the State of Alabama.

“Claiborne's ferries, steamboats, and bustling commercial center made it our nation's gateway to the “old southwest” in the early 1800's,” said pilgrimage chairman Gail Deas. “We are excited to share our rich history of pioneers, planters and paddlewheelers through this event, and to showcase a number of true antebellum treasures.”

The two-day event will include d...