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  • Birmingham

    Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with about 1,200,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Named after the city of the same name in the United Kingdom, Birmingham was founded in 1871 at a railroad junction near where the downtown area is now located. The city grew rapidly due to the abundance of mineral reserves in the surrounding area....

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  • Heat and Humidity

    Watch out for fire ants and snakes. In-laws lived there and I woke up in the morning to find a rattler in the chair out in the carport (Most homes in Alabama and the south region for that matter do not have garages they have what appear to be a full garage without a door, therefore a carport). Leaving

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  • Space Camp in 'bama

    As a child I went to the Space Center in Huntsville (Rocket City) as well as Monte Sano State Park. I'd definitely recommend it, although I am sure the Space center changed quite a bit since I was a child. It is probably much better than I remember, but it left a lasting impression on me.Here is the website and address for the Space...

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  • Huntsville

    Huntsville is one of the most beautiful small cities in Alabama. The city of 180,000 has the highest per capita income in the South, even surpassing that of Atlanta. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the South.An early pioneer, John Hunt, built a cabin next to a spring in the Tennessee Valley in 1805. It was not long before a town...

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  • Back in the Day

    Alabama has alot of history I guess...the one way you can tell is the old buildings you see. Most you see are so old they are falling down.

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  • Truck Stops

    Hahaha Charles (my bro-in-law) and I walk to the gas station and asked a trucker guy if we could sit in his truck and take a picture. The trucker was a very kind man and allowed me to take a picture. While I sat in his truck I noticed alot of gages and switches.

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  • Truck Stops

    Where I live its a little town, alot of truck stops here because of the interstate highway. There are alot of gas stations that service to the big 18 wheelers. I can remember when I was younger when we would travel we'd do the motion to the truckers to honk there horns.

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  • Alabama State Flower: the Camellia

    In 1959 the Camellia was named the official state flower of Alabama, and since 1999, it has been more specfically designated to be the variety Camellia japonica L, of the more than 240 subspecies that are known. The camellia replaced the goldenrod which served as Alabama's State Flower from 1927 - 1959.A woody evergreen shrub and a member of the...

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  • Native American Life: Past and Present

    It seems many are becoming more interested in Native American religions, shamanism, symbolism and cultures these days as a way to relieve their ennui. And there are always those who like to collect dreamcatchers, sport feathers in their hair, buy bead jewelry, wear t-shirts and moccasins of Native American design, but for those similar myself it is...

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  • Native American History in Alabama, Part...

    When the French established a settlement almost 150 years later at 27-mile Bluff near modern Mobile they found a decimated peoples. Numbers were slow to arise again, this time it was the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee peoples who arose to become nations. Yet again conflict and warfare would arise over land. They would be crushed between...

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  • Native American History in Alabama, Part...

    Indigenous peoples had lived in the southeast back to 10,000 B.C. archaelogical records show. At places like Russell Cave, the huge cave near Bridgeport, Alabama that is a National Monument first excavated in 1953, findings date back at least 9,000 years of habitation shown by artifacts used by the semi-nomadic hunter/gatherers. First contact...

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  • Origin of the Name Alabama

    Alabama comes from a Choctaw word, "alba-plant or weeds", combined with amo-"to cut or trim", which means collectively thicket clearers" or "those who clear the land". There was also a tribe know as the Alabamas, who were part of the Creek nation, who lived near the river Alabama between Tallapoosa and Coosa. You will find many words in the South...

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  • Oddest Landmarks are found in Alabama

    Alabama seems to have a way with it's scrap iron and using every last piece ... it's called resourceful. After seeing an iron pig for 6 years straight, it was refreshing to see a different farm animal down the road ... (Between Montgomery and Dothan)

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  • Also in Anniston

    Also in Anniston, the Berman Museum of World History has over 3,000 objects related to world history. There are five galleries: 1. Berman Gallery 2. Arts of Asia 3. Deadly Beauty 4. World War I and II 5. American West Address: 840 Museum Drive Anniston, AL 36201Phone: 256-237-6261FAX 256-238-9055

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  • In Anniston

    At the Anniston Museum of Natural History, seven exhibit halls offer the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies. Open air exhibits put you face to face with animals. The birds' habitats exhibits are the oldest in the country. Address: 800 Museum Drive Anniston, AL 36207Phone:...

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  • In Montgomery

    In Montgomery you have the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.The Fitzgerald Museum is located in the house where they lived. Many of the exhibits pertain to Zelda since she was born and raised in Montgomery. But there is F. Scott Fotzgerald memorabilia as well. The museum is at 919 Felder AvenuePhone: 334-264-4222

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  • In Fort Rucker

    Visit the US Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker. There is a collection of over 160 military aircraft including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world.Fort Rucker is easily accessible off US routes 84 and 231. Phone: 334-598-2508Inquire at: webmaster@armyavnmuseum.org

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  • More miles to go

    Somewhere south of Birmingham my ´84 Jeep Cherokee reached the 100,000 mile mark in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm and rain. I didn´t drive all those miles, but it still proved to me the reliability of this vehicle holding of bad weather and getting me around safely. And that it was ready for some more road trips through the country. Gotta...

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  • In Birmingham

    In Birmingham you have the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Zoo, the McWane Science Center, and the Southern Museum of Flight. This is the Sports Hall of Fame.

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  • The only place I've visited in...

    The only place I've visited in AL is : MOBILEI stayed 2 nights here. Nothing very interesting but maybe if you are into army, you may like to visit thebattleship 'USS Mobile' which is anchored in the Mobile Bay. I heard good things about the Gulf coast south east of Mobile, but haven't time to go there.

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  • Lay out on the beaches: you...

    Lay out on the beaches: you get an awesome tan and you can watch hot guys ride the waves on body boards! I was walking along the beach and there was this guy who was really trying to show off on his body board to try and impress me and just about the time that he wasn't paying attention to what he was doing, then he fell off the board like drunk!!...

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  • Go and see the Birmingham Zoo...

    Go and see the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama and most definitely the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. My fondest memory of Alabama even though I still live here is going to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center it is sow awesome.

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  • The State Bird = The...

    The State Bird = The Golden-winged Woodpecker ( Northern Flicker or Yellowhammer ).

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  • The Capitol city of Alabama =...

    The Capitol city of Alabama = Montgomery ( pop. ca. 200.000 ).

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  • Nickname = Yellowhammer State,...

    Nickname = Yellowhammer State, The Heart of Dixie, The Cotton State.Alabama song = Alabama, written by Julia S. Tutwiler and composed by Edna Gockel Gussen

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  • Origin of name: May come from...

    Origin of name: May come from Choctow word meaning 'Thicket-clearers' or 'Vegetation-gatherers'.

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  • A crimson St. Andrew's cross...

    A crimson St. Andrew's cross on a white field, patterned after the Confederate Battle Flag, and adopted in 1895. The bars forming the cross must not be less than six inches broad and must extend diagonally across the flag from side to side.

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  • One area that I would take...

    One area that I would take anyone to would have to be a little ways out of Birmingham. I was taken there and it was beautiful. It was a creek in a wooded area. It was a kind of place that I would have loved to explore for a little while. The thing that I remember most when I was in Alabama was in Birmingham, Alabama. My friend and I went to a...

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  • See a play at the Alabama...

    See a play at the Alabama Shakespear Theatre in Montgomery!The grounds and the theatre are beautiful. The productions are excellent (and not exclusively Shakespearian!) and the acting company are talented professionals. Don't miss this!

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  • xstevex1's General Tip

    Arriving here with my 27 foot moving van full of furniture after a horrible trip when I moved from Marquette, Michigan (900 miles away). It's not that I was so happy to see Alabama, but that the nightmare trip had come to an end! ...-- The State Flag of Alabama

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  • Huntsville -- Huntsville is a...

    Huntsville -- Huntsville is a tourist trap of the worst description, and yet it's still a ton of fun, and educational, too!You see, back in the fifties, Yuri Gagarin spoke Russian in space. The American reaction was naturally: 'Anything you can do, I can do better,' and NASA was born. Some brilliant Senator from Alabama (I forget whom) decided that...

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  • This state is not the old...

    This state is not the old south any more a vibrant place to see Going to Huntsvile to see the space museum I enjoyed the history of the space race and they have space camp there for the kids a great family place to go

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