Anybody from Alabama ? Help with Questions

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  1. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    :surfweb: I think you have plenty of information. My input is unneccessary. You can get back to working on your, er....your daughter's project.
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  3. MomofIndigo

    MomofIndigo Mouseketeer

    Jun 22, 2013
    I have one child and she is 5. All I know is her school. I have not live through High School or College nor do I have multiple children. Other parents I know with children this age are at her school so I live in a bubble of what other schools do and what is credible or acceptable at other schools.

    All I can say is she is graded on this project and this is the project we are faced with for this semester. It is a family project. It is up to her mom and dad to find the information. Share it with her. Get her excited about Alabama that she is excited to tell Alabama's story to her classmates.

    I will admit that some of the questions are personal interest (like police hats) but we also do road trips and if Alabama sound cool enough to visit then I want DD to be excited to spend several hours in the car to get there.

    This board is helpful because its worldwide. When her project next year is about a different country. I will probaby be back asking about the culture from an insider about that country. For right now, we are all about Alabama.

    She will chose what she wants to talk about based on the information I can find. If its a coloring page, she will color it, and then glue it on the posterboard. If its a postcard then we will talk about the postcard, who it is from, and what the postcard is about. she will then glue it herself to the posterboard. We will then practice for her presentation enough that when she sees these pictures she knows the story. Five minutes is a long time for someone so young so I need alot of information.
  4. disneyslp

    disneyslp Mouseketeer

    Oct 15, 2008
    There are several foods that are uniquely Alabama such as Golden Eagle Syrup, Golden Flake Chips, Dales Steak Seasoning. I am sure there are many others I just can't think of any off the top of my head. Alabama has a very diverse state as others have said from the Mountains to the Beach Alabama has it all. Weiss Lake or Lake Weiss (you see it both ways) is famous for Crappie fishing. The movie Failure to Launch was partially filmed in Cherokee County Alabama at Cherokee Rock Village which is very popular with rock climbers from around the world. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
  5. tink20

    tink20 DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2008
    Conecuh Sausage....yummy
  6. LuvN~Travel

    LuvN~Travel <font color=blue>A DMV employee noticed that I los

    Aug 8, 2000
    Not sure how many dig sites there may be out there right now, but the scientists have recently figured out that Wetumpka (another Indian name) just north east of Montgomery was probably the site of a big meteor hit in the past. It is right at the last line of mountainous areas before hitting the river valley of Montgomery and going downhill to the beach from here. :) You might google it and see if anything pops up. :)


    here are a couple of links:)
  7. tennvalgirl

    tennvalgirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2006
    As PP posters have stated College Football is a HUGE deal here.

    Your daughter is 4?

    If she lived in Alabama she would be pledging Alabama or Auburn at this stage in her life lol

    That is if her parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles haven't already forced ROLL TIDE or WAR EAGLE onesies on her since birth :thumbsup2

    Since you mentioned Native Americans,
    the state of Alabama recognizes 4 tribes

    If your parents are from Alabama you more than likely have one of these tribes in your Ancestry.

    I doubt this will interest your daughter but there are 10 churches to every liquor store and there are no liquor sales on Sunday except in some of the larger cities.
    We even have DRY counties where no liquor is sold.
  8. luvsJack

    luvsJack DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2007
    I am not from Alabama but right next door and visit often. The best thing about Alabama? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!!!! (JMO, of course)

    White sandy beaches, beautiful water, delicious sea food, just absolutely wonderful!!!!

    BTW, I cannot believe we have resorted to being snarky on a thread about the information on a state--but whatever.

    OP, hope your dd finds lots of interesting information and really gets excited about visiting Alabama. Its a great state. :goodvibes

    On our drive to take DS to Space Camp we went by a beautiful, old covered bridge. It was just lovely. It wasn't like it was advertised or anything, maybe just a small sign on the highway? But it seemed very old and really would be a beautiful postcard picture. If someone had a picture of that, might be something her dd would like.
  9. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    Like I said earlier, I did not like Alabama barbeque having moved there from Texas. Alabama barbeque that I had was more vinegary with thin sauce, less smoked/slow cooked with a thicker sauce. And it was usually pork instead of beef. But then I moved to Montana where barbeque was hamburgers and hotdogs with bison burgers and antelope thrown in for good measure.

    You can also throw in the Civil Rights movement, March to Selma, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, etc because all of that was in Alabama, too.

    We lived in Montgomery. I was surprised that it was so rolly/hilly having come from flat Houston area.
  10. SLP958

    SLP958 DIS Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012
    Nocclula Falls has a cool Native American story you can check out.

    Also search Moundville Al archeological park. Interesting mounds and burial sites created by the native Americans.

    The story of how Tuscaloosa got its name is an interesting but sad story.
  11. Pooh Crew

    Pooh Crew DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2005
    LuvsJack, for Heaven's sake, PLEASE stop telling people about how wonderful Orange Brach and Gulf Shores are! It's supposed to be a secret! Shhhh! We need to keep this information to a need-to-know basis only. Do you not realize that our well-kept secret is getting more and more crowded every year?! ;). Don't you know how long the lines are at Lamberts? :rotfl:

    OP, ignore what was said about the white sandy beaches, beautiful water, and delicious sea food. Matter of fact, Alabama has no Gulf Coast. Just keep going until you see Destin, Florida...I hear it's lovely.

    Hope the project turns out well. While I don't live in Alabama, I have visited often and love it. It holds a special place in my heart and it's people are the absolute best!
  12. luvsJack

    luvsJack DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2007

    oh. . .yeah, yeah, OP, she's right! No gulf coast in Alabama at ALL. Just follow the signs to Destin! ;)
  13. MomofIndigo

    MomofIndigo Mouseketeer

    Jun 22, 2013

    But don't worry. I hate the beach, water, sand, etc. I am a mountains girl. DH grew up in San Diego. Boy are we opposites. :laughing:
  14. CPT Tripss

    CPT Tripss DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2006
    According to native son, Charles Barkley, it's a lot like the part of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh . . . And remember to get her a banjo for her knee.

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