Thursday, January 28, 2016
About 1817, Michael Dickson and other white explorers were exploring this section of Alabama when they came across Big Spring. There, they met Chief Tuscumbia, a Chickasaw rainmaker. Settlers named their new town in his honor in 1822.
The Big Spring is now known as Spring Lake Park and forms the headwaters of the Tuscumbia River. One of the features of the park is this larger-than-life carved oak tree statue of Chief Tuscumbia.