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Science
Mae Jemison
Decatur native Mae Jemison is a physician and former astronaut who became the first African American woman to go into space. Jemison was chosen as one of 15 candidates from ...
Culture
BBQ Regions
Barbecue, the age-old art and science of slow-cooking meat, is revered in the state of Alabama, from pecan-infused pork in Mobile to white sauce-soaked chicken on the banks of the ...
Nature
Imported Fire Ants
Fire Ants, native to South America, first entered the United States through the port of Mobile. Two species are found in the state. Black imported fire ants probably arrived about ...
Nature
Wetumpka Crater
The Wetumpka Crater in Elmore County is the result of an ancient meteoritic impact about 85 million years ago. The crescent-shaped ridge of hills rising up to 300 feet above ...
Sports
University of Alabama Women’s Gymnastics
In 1982, the NCAA introduced women’s gymnastics as a championship sport. Since then only six universities have claimed the overall Division I championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team, coached ...
Baseball
Industrial Baseball Leagues
Industrial league baseball, a form of semi-professional baseball, was an integral part of many Alabama communities during much of the twentieth century. In Alabama the strongest of these leagues was ...