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Tuscumbia in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

At This Well

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2017
1. At This Well Marker
Inscription. Annie Sullivan Macy revealed the mystery of language to seven year old Helen Keller by spelling the word W-A-T-E-R into her hand as water flowed over the other hand
 
Location. 34° 44.353′ N, 87° 42.374′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Keller Lane and North Commons Street West, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Maker is located next to the water pump behind the Keller Home. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Commons Street West, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Challenge / The Response (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Green (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ethel Davis Plaza (about 600 feet away); Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Winston Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Howell Thomas Heflin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Also see . . .  Helen Keller Birthplace.
At This Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2017
2. At This Well Marker
(Submitted on July 26, 2017.)
 
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At This Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2017
3. At This Well Marker
The statue by Edward Hlavka depicts a moment made famous in the biographical play and movie The Miracle Worker. It shows Keller as a seven-year-old girl wearing a pinafore over her dress. Detail of the ivy-entwined water pump with Keller's right hand. Detail of Keller's expression of astonishment. She stands at an ivy-entwined water pump with her right hand on the pump handle and her left beneath the spout to feel the flow of the water. Her expression of astonishment shows the moment when she and Annie Sullivan first communicated, by touch, the word "water."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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