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Shady Grove Methodist Church — Strange Alabama

Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor meeting in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain.

Trustees and church volunteers replaced the brush arbor with a log church that also served as the community school three months of the year

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Yuchi Town — Strange Alabama

Yuchi Town is a late prehistoric and historic era archaeological site showing occupation of both the Apalachicola and of Yuchi tribes. The site is located in a remote area of Fort Benning, in Russell County

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Middle Bay Lighthouse — Strange Alabama

Middle Bay lighthouse is a hexagonal-shaped cottage style screw-pile lighthouse offshore from Mobile, Alabama, in the center of Mobile Bay activated in 1885. Legend says in 1916 the light keeper's wife gave birth to a baby that summer at the station but was unable to nurse

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Twickenhem Historic District — Strange Alabama

Twickenham was an early name for the city of Huntsville which drew inspiration from poet Alexander Pope's home in a London suburb.

Twickenham is the largest antebellum district in Alabama, with many fine examples of early nineteenth-century homes in Federal, Italianate, and Classical architectural styles, many of which were designed by Virginia-born architect George Steele

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World’s Largest Bubble Gum Bubble — Strange Alabama

41 year old Chad Fell of Haleyville, Alabama decided he was going to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. He rose to the challenge and met it by setting the record for the largest unassisted bubble blown from chewing gum. Fell he

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Grand Hotel — Strange Alabama

Erected in 1847 by F. H. Chamberlain, the Grand Hotel has been a fixture in Point Clear, Alabama and was once a prime vacation spot for wealthy, Victorian-era families. The original structure had two stories with 40  guest rooms, a dining room and kitchen, as well as a full-service bar called the Texas

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Blue & Gray Museum –Strange Alabama

The Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama is believed to be the largest privately owned collection of Civil War artifacts in the country. The museum features a wide array of Civil War relics, including swords and other edged weapons, revolvers and pistols, muskets and carbines, period drums, uniforms, photographs, documents, and much more.

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Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel –Strange Alabama

The Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel on top of Lookout Mountain was built by Colonel Milford Howard as a memorial to his wife. He'd secretly hoped to reproduce a church he and Sallie had visited on their trip to Europe and one of his last accomplishments was raising enough money and materials to build this memorial, though the organ and beautiful stained glass windows he envisioned were never added

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The Wheeler Home –Strange Alabama

 

Once home to prehistoric Native Americans, Pond Spring is the post-Civil War home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate major general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general.

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The Cahaba River — Strange Alabama

The Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. The Cahaba River is a major tributary of the Alabama River and part of the larger Mobile Riv

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