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TOURISM ALABAMA DEPT. OF DOTHAN CVB Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic, Decatur Constitution Village, Huntsville key Civil War battle. Nearby, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park also Historic Waddell House at Landmark Park, Dothan shares historical ties. During the Civil War, it where the new young pastor led his was a Union prison. In the midst of people into a peaceful quest for Reconstruction, it became an enclave equality. Be sure to see the basement of former slaves who divided the mural by John W. Feagin depicting city into farming plots and met there King’s life. as a safe place to discuss political Next, visit Dexter Parsonage strategies. Museum where King and his young In rural America, going to the family lived. Some furnishings are mill to grind corn was a festive occapieces the Kings used. Traces still sion. Near Selma, in the Black Belt exist of the parsonage bombing of Alabama (a region that was once when King’s wife and baby were a thriving agricultural economy, home alone. known for its fertile, black soil), the Don’t miss the place that honors mill of choice for more than 100 the “Mother of the Civil Rights Moveyears was Kenan’s Mill. The restored ment”—the Rosa Parks Museum. See mill once again grinds corn. It hosts memorabilia and a film leading to an annual bluegrass festival each Parks’ courageous act of defiance on November. that 1950s-era segregated bus. Many of Alabama’s small towns Step further back in time just like Dothan are steeped in history. across the street and visit the First Here, The Azalea-Dogwood Trail White House of the Confederacy, the Tour occurs in March or April. executive residence of President Travel through the historic garden Jefferson Davis. Imagine having tea district abloom with azaleas and with Varina Davis while her husband dogwoods and be greeted by Trail conducted business at the Alabama Maidens dressed in period costume. Capitol. Then head over to the Stop at Landmark Park, with its Capitol itself. 1890s working farmstead and town Selma’s history is associated center. with two historic epochs: The Civil Dothan, the Peanut Capital of War (1861-1865) and the civil rights the World, is also Alabama’s Mural movement (1950s-1960s). Selma City. The 23 murals depict the histocommemorates both with the rery of the Wiregrass area from enacting of two major events that peanuts and George Washington shaped America: Bridge Crossing Carver to Johnny Mack Brown, local Jubilee commemorates the march for star of countless Westerns in the voting rights, and the Re-enactment 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. of the Battle of Selma highlights a Agriculture is big here, and 24 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org Alabama! GEORGIA MAGAZINE Enterprise boasts the only monument in the world dedicated to an insect. The Boll Weevil Monument shows respect for the boll weevil and its tremendous influence on the area’s agriculture and economy. Alabama has its share of literary heroes. Monroeville, Alabama’s literary capital, honors Harper Lee and Truman Capote, who lived there. Lee’s play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is performed annually in April and May. The Anniston Museum of Natural History in Anniston educates and entertains. Betsy Bean, executive director of Spirit of Anniston, a private business and trade organization, offers a sneak peak at a new attraction coming later this year: “We have a Civil Rights Trail in the works that will feature a significant outdoor wall exhibit planned for our former bus station, the site of the first Freedom Ride attack on May 14, 1961.” Golf is big all over Alabama, thanks to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Some of the finest courses are at the Grand National between Auburn and Opelika. In Central Alabama, you can go fast or go slow. Talladega Superspeedway moves at breathtaking speed. Starting at the AlabamaGeorgia state line and ending in Weaver, Chief Ladiga Trail, Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails, wends its way slowly through 33 miles until it connects with Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail, forming the longest paved pedestrian pathway in America, more than 100 miles of fun and exploration. ALABAMA DEPT. OF TOU RISM http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2010

Georgia Magazine - October 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Special Energy Report
Branching Out
Unforgettable Alabama!
Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - October 2010

Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - My Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - My Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42a)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42b)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42c)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42d)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42e)
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