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"Druids Oak Burnham Beeches" by UKgeofan at English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Druids_Oak_Burnham_Beeches.JPG#/media/File:Druids_Oak_Burnham_Beeches.JPG
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Strange Alabama: Why Is Tuscaloosa Known As ‘The Druid City’?

Founded in 1819, the city was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogee-speaking people who battled and was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila, and served as Alabama's capital city from 1826 to 1846...

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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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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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Strange Alabama- Jimmie Lee Sudduth

Jimmie Lee Sudduth is a folk artist from Fayette, Alabama who gained international attention due to his interesting techniques.

Sudduth began experimenting with art when he just three years old...

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Flickr | Burritt on the Mountain
Flickr | Burritt on the Mountain
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Strange Alabama- Burritt on the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain not only refers to the majestic Burritt Mansion but also the surrounding 167-acre park and mountain surrounding it.

Built in 1937 in Huntsville, the Burritt Museum was originally the home to Dr...

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The Paranormal Pastor | The Wolf Woman
The Paranormal Pastor | The Wolf Woman
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Strange Alabama- The Wolf Woman of Mobile

In April of 1971, paranoia struck Mobile, Alabama when reports of a strange "Wolf Woman" came pouring in.

Citizens of Port City and Plateau claimed to encounter a creature that had the body of a wolf but the head of a beautiful woman...

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History.com | First White House of the Confederacy
History.com | First White House of the Confederacy
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Strange Alabama- The Confederate White House

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the First White House of the Confederacy is known for housing Jefferson Davis and his family during the first year of the Civil War...

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911 Dispatch | Bob Gallagher
911 Dispatch | Bob Gallagher
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Strange Alabama- Bob Gallagher

If you've ever had to call 911 for help, you can thank Alabama native Bob Gallagher.

As early as 1937, the British were able to dial 999 in order to receive fast and easy emergency assistance...

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Cane Toad | WIkipedia
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Strange Alabama- Toadvine

Toadvine is a small community in Jefferson County but don't be fooled by its strange title. Amphibians were not involved in the naming of this territory...

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Strange Alabama: Dudley Wayne Kyzer

The longest prison sentence in the history of the United States was given to Dudley Wayne Kyzer by a Tuscaloosa court.

In 1981, this criminal was given 10,000 years in prison for the murder of his wife...

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