Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Amy's Extraordinary Alabama: Alabama Curiosities by Andy Duncan

By Amy

Alabama Curiosities I discovered the book Alabama Curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff
by Andy Duncan in the school library where I substitute teach. Of course the title caught my interest. I'm a native Alabamian and love this state, but let's face it. We have our fair share of curiosities. As I'm sure other states do as well.

This is the second book Duncan has written about Alabama's Curiosities. You can check out the first here.

Duncan shares his lists of interesting town names in Alabama in the introduction along with a few other state quirks. He then divides the curious aspects of our state into five regions: coastal, east central, southeast, north, and west.

From the Interstate Mullet Toss (and we're not talking about the 80s hairstyle) at the Flora-Bama to the world's largest office chair in Anniston, Alabama Curiosities is filled with the wonderfully quirky and odd things that make our state what it is.

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