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1. ) Huntsville, Alabama is the site of the Marshall Space Flight Center, where NASA constructs space shuttles, experiments with space shuttle operations, and trains space shuttle crews.

2. ) Montgomery, Alabama was the original capital of the Confederate States of America.

3. ) Alabama resident Sequoyah invented Cherokee Syllabary.

4. ) Students and graduates of the University of Alabama (home of the Crimson Tide) show their pride by shouting "roll tide."

5. ) Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee University was the training site for the famed Tuskegee Airman, a famous squadron of American-American fighter pilots during World War II.

 
Alabama in History
 

Explorations of Hernando de Soto

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The Most Interesting Site in Alabama…. Tinglewood Carvings
 
Tinglewood Carvings
 
Photo Credit: Angie Flowers CC 2.0
 

The Tinglewood Carvings are located in Orr Park in Montevallo, Alabama, just south of Birmingham.  At first glance, Orr Park appears just like any other park; it has picnic tables, trails, and playgrounds.  But upon a more extensive investigation of the park, visitors notice Tim Tingle’s unusual carvings.  After a severe storm swept through Montevallo in 1993, many of the older trees in the park were destroyed. Crews were called in to chop up the dead or dying trees. It was at this point, when Tingle got his idea – he would make caricature carvings into the park’s mangled cedar trees in an attempt to preserve them.

By making the unsightly trees into unique works of art, Tingle was able to save many of the trees from being cut down. Tingle’s trees feature carvings with detailed faces, animals, characters, and even a dragon. Tingle’s artwork has become a celebrated aspect of the Montevallo community. New carvings are being incorporated into the park all of the time.

 

Sources
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tinglewood-carvings
http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/orrpark.html

 
Selected Alabama Video – Tuskegee Airmen