Legends and Lore of Birmingham & Central Alabama

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From Jasper to Selma to Hoover, central Alabama is bursting at the seams with unique stories and legendary characters. Read about the Goat Man, the famous wandering traveler who wrestled a bear, narrowly avoided being lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, was pronounced dead and taken to the morgue and later became an ordained preacher. Learn the story of the Alabama White Thang, a seven-foot-tall creature covered in white hair that has appeared all over the region. Be charmed by Fred, the Rockford town dog that became everyone's best friend and had his fifteen minutes of fame on Animal Planet. Author Beverly Crider brings the most bizarre facets of the Alabama spirit to life with dozens of strange stories in central Alabama.
ISBN: 9781626193963
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Series: American Legends
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
The author of "Lost Birmingham, " Beverly Crider is an Alabama native and the founder of the Strange Alabama blog, in addition to a Facebook page and Twitter feed focused on the state's curious and forgotten lore, interesting facts and fun places to visit. She has previously worked as editor and media relations coordinator for "Weird Alabama" magazine and as a writer for the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
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