Although tornadoes and hurricanes have destroyed nearly all of the oak, pine and pecan trees that once stood on the grounds at the Renfro house on North 10th Street in Opelika, it has survived unharmed and remains much as it did when built in 1900 by Frank Monroe Renfro. Frank Monroe and his brothers Peter Forney and Noah Parker were well known in the
When Ralph Draughon Jr. was in high school, he was living a spoiled life at the president’s home with his father as the president of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, API. Those days seemed like Camelot to Ralph, but not to his father. President Draughon led the college through a turbulent period of change and growth, as he butted heads with the governor over desegregation. Although Ralph
By Erin Slay Cobblestone lined streets, 1920s inspired architecture, and a charming walkable town square all set Russell Crossroads apart as an idyllic place to start the holiday season. Situated near Lake Martin, Russell Crossroads boasts a family-friendly backdrop for enjoying all that Christmas at Crossroads has to offer. The fifth annual Christmas at Crossroads will be held at the Russell Crossroads on Nov. 25-27.