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5 Fascinating Facts About Alabama

Last week on AL.com, a list of 15 useless, but utterly fascinating facts about Alabama were posted on their site. I have personal experience with 5 out of 15 of these fascinating facts about Alabama.

5 Fascinating Facts About Alabama

  1. Forty-three percent of all snail species in America can be found in Alabama. This is where we get our “snail’s pace” attitude toward life. Slow talk, slow walk = easy living.Southerners

    Life on the Water

  2. The town of Magnolia Springs is the Postal Service’s only river route mail delivery in the continental U.S. I have pictures to prove it!Mail by Boat Magnolia Springs, AL Heart for Dixie copyMail and Crab Trap395 Magnolia River

  3. Mobile, AL is the only place in the world where jubilee happens. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Sea life, such as flounder, crabs and shrimp get caught in low-oxygenated water. Then they swim toward the shoreline. It has been documented on a regular basis.JubileeNet

    Making the Call

  4. Haleyville, Alabama had the first 911 call in the United States in 1968. The minute I read this, I got this mental picture of Green Acres‘ Oliver Douglas climbing the telephone pole to make a call.  Telephone Pole

  5. Alabama was the first state in the country to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1836. We've Been Saying Merry Christmas

The most important consideration of this list is: Should we say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?  Tradition has always been one of the things that make us truly southern. Since Christmas is about the birth of Christ, let’s don’t take Christ out of Christmas. Let’s make that call.

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Kim Burdette

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    Jenna

    December 18, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Fantastic post Kim! Unbelievable and fun Alabama facts, and yes, let’s keep the Christ in Christmas!!

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