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Guess What One Book Survived The University Burning?

In the spring of 1865, acting under orders from General J. H. Wilson, detached Brigadier-General John T. Croxton and his brigade of fifteen-hundred rapidly marched toward Tuscaloosa to destroy the bridge, factories, mills, university (military school), and whatever else might be of benefit to the rebel cause...

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Alabama Moon Tree

On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 lifted gracefully from its launch pad towards the moon. On board were forest tree seedlings tucked into a tube and nestled closely to Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa...

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Why Alabama Is Known As ‘The Yellowhammer State

The common flicker is the State Bird of Alabama and the state has been known as the "Yellowhammer State" since the Civil War.

When a company of Alabama Confederate soldiers from Huntsville arrived at Hopkinsville, KY, where Gen...

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1921 National Balloon Race Held In Birmingham

On May 21, 1921 the National Balloon Race was held in Birmingham, Alabama and was featured as the centerpiece of the city’s celebration of its “Semi-centennial” year...

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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 Air Force and was sent to the United States for flight training...

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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...

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