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Foscue Creek Campground, Demopolis AL

Portrait at Dawn, Foscue Creek Campground, Demopolis AL, Novenber 22, 2008
Portrait at Dawn, Foscue Creek Campground, Demopolis AL, Novenber 22, 2008

Here's the description of Foscue Creek Campground

"Foscue Campground is located on Demopolis Lake near Demopolis, AL. Demopolis Lake is the largest lake in the Black Warrior-Tombigbee system, covering 10,000 acres. Two campgrounds, many day use facilities, primitive camping areas, and a full service marina are available. The region is excellent for hunting, and game is plentiful.

Renovations are complete at Foscue. Foscue Campground has 54 sites in total. All sites have 50 amp service. 49 sites have full hook-ups and 5 sites have electric and water."

Foscue Creek Campground, Demopolis AL

Nights I've camped here

Rice Toss

After the dinner our hosts conducted us to the beach. Among the presents was a large supply rice for the fleet. It was put up in straw sacks or bales containing about 125 pounds each. By the pile stood a company of athletes or gymnasts chosen from the peasantry for their strength and size and trained for the service and entertainment of the court. At a signal from their leader, who was himself a giant of muscle and fat, a sort of human Jumbo, they began transporting the rice to the boats. It was more frolic than work. Some of thembore a bale on each hand above their heads, some would carry two laid crosswise on the shoulders and head, while others performed dextrous feats of tossing, catching, balancing them, or turning somersaults with them. I saw one nimble Titan fasten his talons in a sack, throw it down on the sand still keeping his hold, turn a somersault over it, throw it over him as he revolved, and come down sitting on the beach with the sack in his lap. Beat that who can. If you imagine it "as easy as preaching," try it the next time in a gymnasium. But let me advise you, first make your will.

The Logbook of the Captains Clerk, John J. Sewell, Lakeside Press, 1995 pg 256