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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.

The home was built between 1832 and 1835 by an ancestor of Zelda Fitzgerald named William Sayre

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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. This sparked a heavy debate about whether to establish a similar emergency system in the United States

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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.

During the Civil War, a man named Cape Smith left Jefferson County to join the fight but was eventually caught and imprisoned by federal soldiers

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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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Strange Alabama- UFO sighting over Montgomery

On July 24, 1948, Captain Clarence Chiles and John Whitted were operating a flight from Houston to Atlanta when they saw something unusual 5,000 feet above Montgomery.

The Eastern Airline pilots claimed that a they saw a flying object swiftly approaching them

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Strange Alabama- Ave Maria Grotto

Cullman, Alabama is home to the Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature version of some of the world's most famous architectural structures.

Built by Benedictine monk Joseph Zoettl from 1912 to 1958, this manmade wonder began out of sheer boredom

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Strange Alabama- Falkville UFO

On October 17, 1973, police chief Jeff Greenhaw of Falkville, Alabama had an interesting day at work after a woman called in a UFO sighting. When Greenhaw heard the news, he immediately grabbed his camera and headed toward the supposed spaceship

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Strange Alabama- The Giant Chicken Statue

You may not expect to see much excitement in the small town of Brundidge, Alabama, but a 13-foot rooster made entirely out of chrome car bumpers might certainly surprise you.

Larry Godwin, a world-renowned artist who created this giant chicken, owns a gallery in the community of Brundidge, which is home to only about 2,000 people

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Strange Alabama- Unclaimed Baggage Center

If you've ever experienced the unfortunate event of losing luggage through an airline, you may want to check the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama.

You can purchase all kinds of quality items at this unique establishment such as designer clothes, jewelry, and electronics

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Strange Alabama- Gee’s Bend

Boykin, Alabama, informally known as Gee's Bend, has experienced some of Alabama's richest history which has ultimately led to more than a few marvelous pieces of art.

Gee's Bend was given this nickname after a cotton plantation owner named Joseph Gee bought 18 slaves to the area in order to plant and sow his crops

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