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Lover's Leap - Hoover, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 24.706 W 086° 51.406
16S E 513317 N 3696946
Quick Description: Lover's Leap Historical Marker, Hoover, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2011 7:50:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMDDAR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Historical marker noting an engraved stone at a local overlook on Shades Crest Road. The marker was placed by the Shades Crest Garden Club, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

Rock inscription:
Tho. W Farrar
Seraphine F Farrar
To sit on rocks, to muse on flood and fell,
To slowly trace the forest's shady scene,
Where things that own mot man's dominion dwell,
And mortal fool hath ne'er or rarely been.

August 20th
Marker Name: Lover's Leap

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
1827 1973 The poetic lines inscribed on the boulder below is a replica of those carved in 1827 by Thomas W. Farrar. Thomas W. Farrar was the founder and first Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Alabama 1821-22-24. This historical site donated to the public by Jonas W. Schwab in 1935. The work was done and fence provided by Thomas W. Martin and George B. Ward.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1973

Marker Number: None

Visit Instructions:
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