Kmart Store Closings Google Maps Mashup

Kmart Collage
I have spent the evening working on geo-tagging my flickr photos and creating a google map of the Kmart stores that I have visited that have closed since 2016. The grand total is 31. As this Kmart and Sears thing plays out I will continually add to this map and documment the future of Kmart. The map can be seen by clicking  HERE

Everyone have a great week ahead and thanks again for reading.

Courtland High School — Lawrence County, Alabama

Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama Courtland High School was located in northern Alabama 23 miles east of Muscle Shoals. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
The school was abandoned when students from Courtland were sent to nearby R.H. Hubbard High School in the mid 2000s sometime around 2004-05.
Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama The school was auctioned off in the fall of 2014 for a cost of 50,000 dollars. There is now some sort of haunted house ran out of the school building and part of the lot where the school lies has been donated to the neighboring church. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
Looks as though the Chiefs had quite a reputation for Football across the state of Alabama.
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Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama

The Steamboat Bill Memorial Bridge — Decatur, Alabama

This bridge carries US 31/ALT US 72 and Alabama state route 20 over the Tennessee River at one of its widest spots and connects the counties of Limestone and Morgan County in Northern Alabama.
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The bridge, completed in 1961 measures 2,502 feet in length and 30.1 feet wide.   This bridge carries North bound traffic, the bridge accompanying it, a concrete bridge completed in 1998 carries southbound traffic.

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio — Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Checked another item off my bucket list this morning and saw the original Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
The following information is taken from the wikipedia page for the sound studio:

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was formed in Sheffield, Alabama, in 1969 when a group of four session musicians called The Swampers decided to leave the nearby FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to create their own recording set-up.

The four, Barry Beckett (keyboards), Roger Hawkins (drums), Jimmy Johnson (guitar) and David Hood(bass), then became known as The Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section and were the first rhythm section to own a studio and eventually run their own publishing and production companies. Their backing and arrangements have been heard on many recordings, including major hits from Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and the Staple Singers, but a wide range of artists in popular music recorded hit songs and complete albums at the studio. They are referred to as “the Swampers” in the lyrics of “Sweet Home Alabama” byLynyrd Skynyrd.

The group first came together in 1967 and initially played sessions in New York and Nashville, as well as on recordings made at Rick Hall’s FAME facility. The initial successes in soul and R&B led to the arrival at the Muscle Shoals Sound studios of more mainstream rock and pop performers, including The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Elton John, Boz Scaggs,Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Dr. Hook, Elkie Brooks, Millie Jackson, Julian Lennon and Glenn Frey.

The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 2006.