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Talladega Superspeedway

In the late 1960s, NASCAR founder Bill France was scouting locations for a new race track that would rival the size and speed of Daytona.  Eventually he settled on an [more]

October 5, 2017

Shug Jordan

Ralph “Shug” Jordan coached the Auburn Tigers for 24 seasons, from 1951 through 1975. With 176 wins, Coach Jordan led his alma mater to more wins than any other head [more]

July 6, 2017

Rickwood Field

Birmingham’s Rickwood Field is the nation’s oldest operating ballpark and served as the home field of the Birmingham Barons, Birmingham A’s and the Birmingham Black Barons for decades. The Birmingham [more]

July 6, 2017

Bear Bryant

As the long-time coach of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide, Paul “Bear” Bryant led the team to six national championships, 24 bowl games, 13 conference titles, and three undefeated [more]

June 30, 2017

Joe Louis

Known as the “Brown Bomber,” LaFayette’s Joe Louis is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions of all time. Louis was among the first African Americans to achieve national [more]

April 13, 2017

Fabulous Flock Family

The Flock family of Fort Payne is perhaps the most adventurous family in Alabama history. Brothers Bob, Fonty, and Tim, were early stock-car-racing stars; sisters, Reo, a barnstormer, and Ethel, [more]

February 16, 2017