Six Things You May or May Not Know About Sweet Home Alabama
You may be new to Alabama or a lifelong southerner. Either way, there may be something on this list that comes as a surprise to you. If not, then you truly are the essence of sweet home Alabama! Hopefully you enjoy learning these six fun and perhaps not so well known Alabama fun facts.
1) Boll Weevil Gets Recognized! In the city of Enterprise there is a monument to the boll weevil. This monument is to remind viewers of the roll the boll weevil played in encouraging farmers to grow crops other than cotton.
2) Huntsville is known as Rocket City USA and your kids can attend Space Camp there. They also have one of the world’s largest space museums. This is also where the first rocket to put humans on the moon was built.
3)Keep Your Composure… The famous composer, W.C. Handy was born in Florence, Alabama in 1873. He was born in a log cabin that has since been completely restored with a museum nearby.
4) For All You Pup Lovers or Readers of Where the Red Fern Grows, there is a coon dog cemetery in Alabama located 4.5 miles off Hwy 247 on Coon Dog Cemetery Road.
5) Cast Your Cast Iron Skillet and come check this out! Birmingham is home to the world’s largest cast iron statue. It is The Vulcan and 56 feet tall and weighs 120,000 pounds.
6) Water Mail? Magnolia Springs, Alabama is the only city in the United States to have an all water mail route. Their mail is delivered by boat!
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