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Alabama is widely known as the "Heart of Dixie," and this region is the heart of Alabama, in a number of ways. Geographically, of course, it takes up the middle portion of the state; but it also remains the heart of Alabama in matters of population, politics, finance, industry, and culture.
Birmingham, the state's largest city and the center of its industry, is located in this region; as is Montgomery, the state capital, and the two university towns of Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama) and Auburn (Auburn University). Birmingham lies close to the southernmost outliers of the Appalachians, close to important sources of iron ore and coal. It became one of the country's largest steel producers, and by far the largest in the South. Today, it is a modern metropolis of more than a million people.
Montgomery, a hundred miles to the south, has long played an important role in history. This was the first capital of the Confederacy, after seven Deep South states seceded in 1861. It was also the center of Civil Rights battles a hundred years later...most notably the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which resulted in the first desegregation of facilities in the Jim Crow South. Montgomery today is an important center of industry, including automobile manufacturing, as well as serving as the state capital.
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Jan 19, 2017 7:47 am
The temperature in Alaska's second-largest city never reached 30 degrees below zero last winter, but Mother Nature is making up for it this year
Jan 19, 2017 6:37 am
Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person
Jan 19, 2017 6:27 am
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he is in intensive care for pneumonia and she is being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing
Jan 19, 2017 4:19 am
Watch parties and protests. You can expect to see both around Birmingham on Friday. The presidential inauguration of Donald Trump has brought out the true feelings of people on both sides of the polit...
Jan 19, 2017 3:44 am
The body of a missing Andalusia man has been found. Andalusia Police say firefighters attempting to put out a brush fire Tuesday afternoon found 79-year-old George Von Polson's body. WSFA-TV r...
Jan 19, 2017 3:17 am
There is a small chance of showers before midnight across west Alabama. A better chance for rain sets up across west Alabama after midnight. Showers will be ongoing in some areas on Thursday...
Jan 19, 2017 2:47 am
Renewable energy advocates in Hawaii are pushing a bill to urge the transportation sector to get all its from renewable sources in 2045
Jan 19, 2017 2:27 am
California's health exchange is withdrawing its request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to...
Jan 19, 2017 2:25 am
Pushing their way up in recent state competition, the University of Alabama’s Army ROTC is preparing for a regional contest this weekend.
Jan 19, 2017 1:37 am
Birmingham firemen responded to a report of a house fire in the 2000 block of 25th Street in Ensley Wednesday evening.
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