The 375,000 acres that make up the three ranger districts of Talladega National Forest were purchased by the federal government in 1936 as part of an effort to restore clear-cut timberlands and farmlands no longer capable of producing crops. The beautiful reserve includes the 102 mile Pinhoti National Trail System and Alabama’s highest and second highest points—Mount Cheaha and Duggar Mountain.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

Photos courtesy of: Alabama Department of Archives and History