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A87897082 - UPDATE: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: UPDATE: Birmingham, Alabama, USA - A87897082
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

Updated from A299162 - Birmingham, Alabama, USA by msmonsy

I'm writing this update at the request of the Guide Editors, who wanted something more to link to next Martin Luther King Day - and a pronunciation guide to Birminghams.

Full disclosure:
The original Entry is 294 words long.
This one is 1629.

I kept the original text, but altered dates, numbers, and facts as sources warranted. The expanded text is the result of my own researches and a primary source - Dr King himself.

I will admit to geography-based prejudice. I am from Tennessee. During the Great Depression, my father told me, they had no money to maintain jails, and fell back on the time-honoured custom of exile as a form of punishment.

As a result, criminals were sentenced to 'two years in Georgia or Alabama'.

smiley - dragon


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ITIWBS

smiley - musicalnote"...a' workin' on a cha...in gang..."smiley - musicalnote


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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Nicely done indeed - the original text fits in well alongside important extra detail, so this will be an asset to the Guide.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

>>criminals were sentenced to 'two years in Georgia or Alabama'<< smiley - laugh

smiley - runsmiley - thiefsmiley - somersault


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh Thanks for reading, y'all!


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Florida Sailor - going 'round the world at 1,000 MPH

In one of the conversations under the original Entry they said the statue of Vulcan had been removed. Of course that was in 2002, have you checked to see if it is still there? I did not see it mentioned in the link to Red Mountain.

In all fairness, the furthest I have ventured in Alabama is the city of Dothan.

F smiley - dolphin S


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh Then you probably know more than I do. I've driven through the place, but only to get to Mississippi or Georgia.

smiley - yikes I'll go see where that statue is now. smiley - run Back in a minute!


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - puff Okay, I needed two minutes.

It's back up there. They only took it down to restore it.

It has its own timeline, heaven help us:

http://visitvulcan.com/about/timeline/

They really, really like that statue. smiley - laugh


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Florida Sailor - going 'round the world at 1,000 MPH

Dothan is in the south east corner of the state, I was going from the Florida pan-handle to Charleston, SC. The Interstate would have been faster, but I love driving down country roads. I was no where near Birmingham. Do you know which mountain range it is in? It seems a little too far south and west for the Appalachians.

The history of the statue is interesting, it might be worth a link, if it stays up. I also did a brief search http://connecticuthistory.org/charles-goodyear-and-the-vulcanization-of-rubber/ It has nothing to do with Alabama, but I found it interesting all the same.

Thank you for your time and effort checkingsmiley - biggrin

F smiley - dolphin S


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh No problem. Actually, Red Mountain is part of the tail end of the Appalachians. I think it's an extension into Alabama of the Cumberland Plateau, which is the Middle Tennessee high country. smiley - smiley

I'll go back and revisit that statue when I get a moment.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Vulcan rules! We want a photo of that statue on the Entry! Oh yes we do! smiley - boing


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

>>May 1939: Vulcan is dedicated on Red Mountain with a nine day-long celebration.<<

smiley - wow they really knew how to party in the olden days!smiley - diva


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

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