Originally Posted by sp115
Is there really a place called "Wetumpka"?
Little known, interesting tidbit about Wetumpka... Just southwest of the town is one of the largest astroblemes in the world. [That's a "meteor impact crater" for some of our craigslist listers.
The reason more people don't know about it is that the meteor impacted a few years ago
when most of what is present day Alabama was actually covered in a shallow sea. Because of water erosion and the fact that most of it is now covered in forest, it doesn't stand out like other astrblemes in drier climates.
Here's a picture of what it looks like now:
Here's a picture of what it may have looked like when DWR302 and Hap were still in elementary school.