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Gip’s Place
Bessemer blues legend Henry “Gip” Gipson has been the proprietor of Gip’s Place for over sixty years. This juke joint first started in 1952 when Gipson began hosting barbecues in ...
20th Century
Wright Brothers Flying School
In the spring of 1910, just seven years after their successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright opened the nation’s first civilian flying school ...
Pre-20th Century
State Seal of Alabama
The Alabama State Seal, called the Great Seal, was first designed in 1817 by the governor of the Alabama Territory and later first governor of the state, William Wyatt Bibb. ...
20th Century
Skyline Farms
The Skyline Farms project, established by the federal government in Jackson County in 1934, was one of the more unique socioeconomic experiments in Alabama history. It was one of 43 ...
20th Century
Louis Pizitz / Pizitz Department Store
Pizitz was a family-owned chain of department stores founded in 1899 in Birmingham by Russian immigrant Louis Pizitz. At its peak, the chain boasted 12 stores, with nine in Birmingham ...
Pre-20th Century
Free State of Winston
The Free State of Winston is a popular name given to Civil War-era Winston County, because of the county’s generally pro-Union stance and resistance to Confederate rule. Unionists opposed secession ...
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