Alabama tales that have existed only in rumor, legend and lore are uncovered in this volume of strange, funny, far-fetched, unique and gripping stories from Muscle Shoals to Mobile.
From Muscle Shoals to Montgomery to Mobile, there's just no place quite like Alabama. Take a journey off the beaten path through the Cotton State with author Kelly Kazek as she uncovers the stories that make Alabama one of a kind. Kazek, a longtime Alabama resident, unearths tales that have existed only in rumor, anecdote, legend and lore. This collection is packed with little-known stories of strange sites, like the world's largest Nehi bottle; curious critters, like the first monkey in space; and colorful characters, such as the outlaw Tom Clark. Whether funny, far-fetched, gripping or grisly, Forgotten Tales of Alabama is filled with stories you won't soon forget.
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About the Author
Kelly Kazek is managing editor of the News Courier in Athens, Alabama. In her more than two decades as a journalist, she has won more than 120 national and state press awards. She is the author of two other books, Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom, a collection of her syndicated humor columns, and Images of America: Athens and Limestone County. She lives in Madison, Alabama, with her daughter Shannon, their beagle Lucy and cats Mad Max and Luvey.
Table of Contents
Part I Colorful Characters 11
Part II Strange Sites 55
Part III Intriguing Incidents 89
Part IV Tombstone Tales 125
Part V Curious Creatures and Odd Occurrences 155
About the Author 191