(THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AS A COVID-19 PRECAUTION)
FLORENCE – Charles E. Moore will have a signing Saturday for his latest books, The Long Road to Mabila, de Soto’s expedition into the interior of the United States and Come Tell Me How You Lived - Indian history of the Tennessee Valley.
The signings take place from 2-5pm on Saturday, August 28 at FAB Financial Services, located at 213 North Court St. in Florence. Books are $30 each.
Hernando de Soto, fresh from his recent conquest of Peru, is the first European to explore the interior of North America.
In his most recent work, The Long Road to Mabila, Moore details those exploits as de Soto’s huge army landed in Florida in 1539. For three years they circled through many Southeastern states along with Kentucky and Indiana as far north as lake Michigan, looking for gold, an ocean, and that elusive passage to China.
Much of the book is based on earlier work and writings by Donald E. Sheppard. Moore also acknowledges over a dozen others who assisted with exploring and art work.
Charles Moore was born and raised in Florence and attended what is now UNA and Auburn University.
Moore spent most of his career as an investment broker and branch manager with AG Edwards. He was project officer for the Indian Mound and Museum in Florence for over two decades and was later appointed City Archeologist. Moore was honored as archaeologist of the year by the Alabama archaeological society in 1974 and was named Shoals Citizen of the Year by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
Refreshments will be served at the signing on Saturday. Masks are highly preferred.