Canebrake in Tuscaloosa County

Canebrakes are areas of land overgrown with cane. Large portions of the flood plains and valleys in what is now Alabama were covered in canebrakes until the early nineteenth century. Roland Harper, a botanist with the Geological Survey of Alabama, photographed this canebrake on Big Creek in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, in March 1913.

Courtesy of the Roland Harper Collection at the University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library

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