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Dedicated to Army aviators, whose gallantry and devotion to duty ensure American's freedom, this monument is an attraction worth seeing.
The Boll Weevli Monument was built as a tribute to the agricultural pest, 'boll weevli'. This insect was said to have given H.M Sessions the idea of converting to peanut farming, who saw how this pest was destroying the original cotton farms in Enterprise. This led to the city's economic prosperity. Due to this tremendously positive turn of events, Bon Fleming, a local farmer decided to recognize the initially disastrous but ultimately fruitful effects of this insect. The monument consists of a woman holding a pedestal atop which there is a Boll Weevli insect.
Visit this intriguing downtown society library of historical and genealogical items and the charming gift shop.
Frank Jackson State Park is located at Covington County, near Opp, Alabama. This state park has facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking and camping. It covers an area of 2,050 acres (830 ha)and is operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Inspired by the English countryside, this 250-acre park features the Shakespeare Garden, which contains plants mentioned in the Bard's works. In addition, the manicured grounds include other gardens, outdoor sculptures, a thatched-roof pavilion, lakes, trails, picnic areas, and a 325-seat amphitheater. Also located within the Cultural Park are the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theater and the Alabama Museum of Art. Symphony concerts, ballet performances, a Renaissance festival, Scottish Highland games, and art fairs are among the many events the park holds throughout the year.
Enjoying life is what free masons are known for and 'Alcazar Shrine' serves as a venue to do just that. With a history that dates back to several decades this place is more of a fraternity than a religious place. Established by Dr. Walter Millard Fleming, this place organizes cocktail and dinner parties. They also run a hospital for children.
Alabama Governor's Mansion is the private address of the Governor of Alabama and family. This 17-room mansion is surrounded by a beautiful garden and is an example of Neoclassical Revival architecture. Built in 1907, it features on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the characteristics in its design include a double staircase, a pergola and a grotto.
Known as Alabama's Little Corner of Greece, the Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum features over 20 acres of year-round floral beauty and classical sculpture, including new statuary honoring Olympic heroes and mythical gods. A tour of Jasmine Hill offers spectacular and ever-changing views, including a full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Flame.
Dr. King and his family lived here from 1954 to 1960, when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
One of the South's finest examples of late Greek Revival architecture.
Featured on the National Register for Historic Places, The First White House of the Confederacy is a significant landmark in Montgomery. Best known as the former residence of President Jefferson Davis and his family, the house itself showcases Italianate architecture and the interiors are furnished with a number of pieces from the '50s and '60s. Montgomery became the Confederates' capital in 1861 which is when the First White House of the Confederacy was conceived. Find out about slave trade, the president's life and how the house has been preserved for so many years. To know more about this Montgomery landmark, do log onto their website.
The political center of Montgomery houses the Civil Rights Memorial. A visit to this site will tell visitors the story of the struggles and achievements of the fighters during the political movement. A site steeped in history, it also houses a library and museum. The Wall of Tolerance is an interesting concept that displays the names of pledged visitors who have 'taken a stand against hate' and work to propagate justice and tolerance. Every story displayed here and every exhibit presented is indeed quite touching and inspirational. Certainly, a site worth discovering. Check website for more details.