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Above:  A charming, upscale home in Alexander City.

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Below:  The sublime Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore.

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Fast Alabama Facts

1.  The state flower of Alabama is the Camellia.

2.  The official state bird of Alabama is the Yellowhammer.

3.  The official state tree of Alabama is the Longleaf Pine.

4.  As of 2013, it is perfectly legal in the state of Alabama to marry one's own immediate relatives.

5.  Alabama is the only U.S. state that can produce iron and steel from its own natural resources. 

6.  Famous people from Alabama include George Washington Carver, Helen Keller and Rosa Parks.

7.  Alabama's leading industries are paper, chemicals, rubber, plastics, apparel, textiles, primary metals and automobile manufacturing.

8.  The largest cities in Alabama (by population size) are Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn and Madison, in that order.

9. Alabama is home to eight state parks. 

Above:  A golf course in Dothan.

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Alabama State Parks

Buck's Pocket State Park in Grove Oak

Cheaha State Park in Delta

Confederate Memorial Park in Clanton

DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Daviston

Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville

Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham

Rickwood Caverns State Park in Warrior

More Alabama Facts: The state of Alabama is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.  Alabama has a total population of about 3.4 million people.

Below: A sinkhole in Lebanon.

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Above:  An orange sunset over the skyline of Mobile. 

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Above:  A pristine, undisturbed view of Gulf Shores.

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Above: One of many surrealistic scenes from Rickwood Caverns. 

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Above:  No Alabama image gallery would be complete without a stunning Alabama sunset. 

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Above:  The USS Alabama.

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