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Alabama Heritage is an award-winning, quarterly, print magazine.
Alabama Heritage is an award-winning, quarterly, print magazine.

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Alabama's involvement with the United States' participation in World War I in many ways reflected the state's pre-war culture, economy, society, gender and racial relations, and politics. Click through to read more. #AlabamaHistory #WWI

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At Alabama Heritage, we owe many of our successes and smooth operations to our fabulous student workers who bring so much to the table with their enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise! We welcome Danielle Castille, a senior from Birmingham majoring in public relations; Lauren Collins, a freshman from Northport majoring in nursing; Kate Story, a junior from Santa Monica, California, majoring in nursing; and Emily Wade, from Syracuse, New York, pursuing her graduate degree in marketing.

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Like several other civil rights martyrs, Jonathan Myrick Daniels is barely remembered today for his accomplishments. Yet, Daniels is unique among those who have sacrificed their lives in Alabama for the civil rights movement in that he is recognized as a martyr in the Episcopal Church. Click through to read more about Daniels' service (and murder) in Hayneville, Alabama. #FromtheVault #AlabamaHistory

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Did you know...Clayton, Alabama, is home to the Whiskey Bottle Tombstone that was featured on "Ripley’s Believe It or Not!"? The grave belongs to William T. Mullen, an alcoholic whose wife threatened to make his tomb whiskey bottle-shaped if he did not stop drinking. Read more: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3000 ‪#‎AlabamaHistory‬ ‪#‎AlabamaPlaces‬ (Photo courtesy: Ginger Ann Brook)

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Did you know...Clayton, Alabama, is home to the Whiskey Bottle Tombstone that was featured on "Ripley’s Believe It or Not!"? The grave belongs to William T. Mullen, an alcoholic whose wife threatened to make his tomb whiskey bottle-shaped if he did not stop drinking. Read more: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3000 ‪#‎AlabamaHistory‬ ‪#‎AlabamaPlaces‬ (Photo courtesy: Ginger Ann Brook)

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The origin of the Gunboat Quilt and the Baby Quilt (shown) at the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama, is a mystery. Historians know they were made by the same person, but the question lingers about who this person actually was. Click through to read how these two historic quilts were preserved as a commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. ‪#‎FromtheVault‬ ‪#‎AlabamaHistory‬

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"MISS FANCY" the elephant is adored throughout the Avondale area of Birmingham, Alabama. The Avondale Park features a statue of the elephant and her image and story are carried throughout the community. Click through to read the history of Miss Fancy and how her trainer convinced city officials to give him bottles of confiscated illegal liquor to medicate her! ‪#‎FromtheVault‬ ‪#‎AlabamaHistory‬

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"MISS FANCY" the elephant is adored throughout the Avondale area of Birmingham, Alabama. The Avondale Park features a statue of the elephant and her image and story are carried throughout the community. Click through to read the history of Miss Fancy and how her trainer convinced city officials to give him bottles of confiscated illegal liquor to medicate her! ‪#‎FromtheVault‬ ‪#‎AlabamaHistory‬

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The original “Monuments Men” on which the recent Hollywood movie was based, these men, led by Alabamian Robert K. Posey, secured such treasures as the Ghent Altarpiece, Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna, and Vermeer’s The Astronomer. Read more here: http://www.alabamaheritage.com/issue-121-summer-2016.html
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