Prattville, just outside
of Montgomery in the River Region, has a lovely Historic District
listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As the "birthplace
of industry" in Alabama, Prattville's rich history spans the
life and accomplishments of its founder Daniel Pratt, the great
industrialist. Several of the brick structures that Pratt built
are still used today for an industry manufacturing cotton gins.
These buildings are the longest continuously occupied industrial
buildings in the state. Many folks come here each year for the
Shakespeare Festival -- the fifth largest in the world. You may
want to plan your trip in late spring to coincide with the
family-oriented Jubilee Festival, featuring non-stop musical
entertainment by both regional and national artists.