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Forgotten Tales of Alabama

Forgotten Tales of Alabama


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609490973
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Series: Forgotten Tales
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,122,916
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

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

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