State Symbols Yellow Hammer Camellia Flag Southern Longleaf Pine
December 14, 1819
22 nd state
Mount Cheaha 2407 feet
Governor: Bob Riley
State Song : Alabama by Julia Tutwiler
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Interesting Facts about Alabama
Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World.
In 1995 Heather Whitestone served as the first Miss
America chosen with a disability.
Issued in 2002 the Alabama state quarter is the first Us coin to ever contain Braille. The coin pictures Helen Keller.
Famous Alabamians Hank Aaron- baseball player Nat King Cole-singer Helen Keller-educator,author Harper Lee-author Heather Whitestone -1995 Miss America Jim Nabors -Actor Hank Williams -singer Coretta Scott King- civil rights leader Zelda Fitzgerald- artist / author Willie Mays- baseball Insert book jacket from To Kill a Mockingbird Insert photo of Hank Aaron