Alabama Hills


Around California-Alabama Hills, Inyo County, California elevation 4,534 feet. West of US 395 just south of Manzanar. Alabama Hills named after the CSS Alabama a Confederate States Navy "sloop of war" build in 1862 at "Birkenhead on the River Mersey opposite Liverpool, England." Had a "two-year career, during which she never docked at a Southern port" and "was sunk in June 1864 by USS Kearsarge at the Battle of Cherbourg outside the port of Cherbourg, France." Motto was "God helps those who help themselves." Source Wikipedia.org. Photo by Jack Werre