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Strange Alabama: Why Is Tuscaloosa Known As ‘The Druid City’?
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. Tuscaloosa was known as "The Oak City" and "The Druid City" (after an ancient Celtic people who worshiped oaks) in its early years because huge
Why Alabama Is Known As ‘The Yellowhammer State’
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. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops were stationed their brand new uniforms provided quite the contrast to the uniforms of soldiers who'd been on the battlefields fo
The Wolfwoman of Mobile
The Wolfwoman 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. Although no one was ever harmed, inhabitants from these suburbs were supposedly chased home and stalked on many occasions...

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