The water supply at Cahaba was very bad. It came form an Artisen Well located by an open street gutter. This caused for many diseases in Cahaba. The officer commanding the prison, however, cared well for the prisoners. The commander, H.A.M. Henderson was a methodist minister, and a very respectable man.
Although Cahaba, right now, is virtually a ghost town, archaeologists are working on uncovering Cahaba's past.
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