Near Vandiver in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Sidney Word Lee
Work began on Highway 25 in 1914 and was completed in 1921. At the time no other roads existed on the mountain and early settlers called the path the Winding Stair Trail. Highway 25 provided access to Lee's 3000-acre camp in Calcis-an area Lee claimed to be the most beautiful in the world. He often brought friends and family to vacation here and local denizens reported his many visits included gifts of fruit and candy for the children of the region.
Erected 2011 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandiver AL 35176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Hebron Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mt. Hebron School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rowan House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jonathan Bass House Museum (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Henry (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Depot (approx. 4˝ miles away); Old Sterrett Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Sid Lee by the Bhamwiki. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. History of the Buffalo Rock Company. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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