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Welcome to your free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama's famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and so much more. For an introduction to EOA's content, please read historian Wayne Flynt's essay on Alabama.

Federal Road Visit EOA's new Federal Road page, which is part of the Federal Road Initiative, a program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to highlight sites of historical and cultural interest on or near
the path of the Old Federal Road. The road, which stretched from Milledgeville, Georgia, to coastal Alabama, contributed to the development and growth of communities in Alabama.

Becoming Alabama Visit EOA's new Becoming Alabama feature, which arranges our content by three periods of national upheaval—The Creek War of 1813-14, The Civil War and Emancipation, and The Civil Rights Movement. Anniversaries connected to them will converge between 2011 and 2015 and this section helps tell the story of events that unfolded 200, 150, and 50 years ago.
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Women's History Month
The accomplishments of Alabama women resonate across the state, the nation, and the world. Three famous...
Gardendale
Gardendale is located in Jefferson County in the north-central part of the state to the north of Birmingham....
Borden Deal
Borden Deal (1922-1985) was a popular author who wrote 21 novels and more than one hundred short stories....