10 fun facts about Alabama

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Alabama Historical Association marker for the Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, with the Boll Weevil Monument in the background to the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you planning to travel to the Yellowhammer State, Alabama? Here are some fun facts about Alabama to whet your appetite for your journey:

  1. Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader) and Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) both hailed from Alabama.
  2. Magnolia Springs is home to the only waterborne mail delivery system in the continental United States. The Magnolia River is the waterway which provides area residents their mail service.
  3. Alabama’s state bird, the Yellowhammer, was named in tribute to the Confederate soldiers. The soldiers had been bestowed the nickname due to the appearance of the yellow accessories which had been paired with their uniforms.
  4. Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama is host to the only memorial which has been erected to honor an insect. The Boll Weevil Monument was erected to serve as a reminder of the cotton boll-engorged beetle’s role in forever changing the agricultural landscape of the entire region.

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