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Cotton’s Department Store –Strange Alabama

On August 19, 1922, Mitchell Cotton and his wife Ida opened Cotton's Department Store in downtown Ensley despite only being married a few days.

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The Deadly Enigma — Strange Alabama

Over 130 years ago, a series of deadly storms passed through the state of Alabama. At least thirteen people were killed in the state and possibly as many as 2000 in the United States after the most deadly and widespread storms ever swept through the nation

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Little Godfrey Cordial — Strange Alabama

A small monument marking the grave of a baby in Old Center United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newville is a sad reminder of infant mortality rates in the 1880s.

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Blakeley Ghost Town — Strange Alabama

Located on the Tensaw River, the historic Blakeley State Park serves as a reminder of how fleeting civilization can be. Also known as 'the South's most beautiful ghost town' little remains of this city that once rivaled the size and scope of Mobile

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Klaatu Lands in Alabama

The late British actor Michael Rennie is best remembered as the dignified alien Klaatu in Robert Wise's The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Rennie had played in several small roles in numerous movies when he joined Royal

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Hernando’s Hide Out — Strange Alabama

Understandably, Native Americans aren't big fans of Hernando de Soto after he enslaved and even killed some of their ancestors in his quest to relieve the Southeast of it's gold. The arrival of de Soto and his Spanish expedition in 1540 AD marked the beginning of recorded history in Alabama

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Dr. Lewis Boswell — Strange Alabama

Many Alabamians stubbornly insist the airplane was invented by Dr. Lewis Archer Boswell in the late nineteenth century, years before the Wright brothers packed their bags for the Outer Banks.

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U.G. White General Mercantile — Strange Alabama

Ulysses Grant White was one of twelve children born in the late 1800's. A farming accident in 1917 resulted in the loss of his right arm, he started U.G White Hardware and Implement Co. on South Marion Street in Athens, Alabama. 

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Tallulah Bankhead — Strange Alabama

 

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an American stage and screen actress and talk-show host who was known for her deep voice and flamboyant personality.

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Edgewood — Strange Alabama

Also known as the Thomas House, Edgewood is the oldest known residence in Montgomery. The two-story home was built by architect Zachariah T. Watkins in 1821.

The city was incorporated in 1819, as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River

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