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The Serpents of Bienville is an artist collective started in Southern Alabama by Amanda and Sean Herman. The project has grown from a study of southern mythology and folklore to include art, books, and merchandise available for purchase. The Serpents of Bienville is a celebration of the Southern Arts community and the people that carry on the tradition of creativity. Subscribe to our blog to hear about Alabama's history, oddities, lore and hidden treasures. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with new artists and projects in our community!

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Know-It-All on Alabama #2

Amanda Herman

Walter White was actually a meth cook from Bessemer, Alabama, starting his empire ten years before the premiere of Breaking Bad.

 

In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

 

Alabama State Constitution, with over 300,000 words and over 775 amendments, is the longest and most amended state constitution in the entire world.

 

The first 911 call in the United States was made in Haleyville, Alabama on February 16, 1968. Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite went to City Hall and called U.S. Representative Tom Bevill at the local police station. 

 

Mail is delivered by boat in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. This city has the only all-water mail route in the United States.

 

Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink. Conecuh Ridge Whiskey is designated the official "State Spirit" of Alabama. Most other states claim milk as its official beverage. Boring. 

 

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the three-day fishing rodeo event on Dauphin Island attracts over 75,000 spectators and 3,000 anglers, featuring 30 categories, including 'Most Unusual Catch’.

 

 Alabama’s state mammal is the American Black Bear.

 

The Wrigley’s Original Doublemint Twins were born and raised in Silverhill in Baldwin County, Alabama, catching the showbiz bug on a trip to Chicago selling their southern Alabama grown potatoes. 

 

Pea River (or Pea Green River) is one of the only bodies of water in Alabama that is not referred to in the original form, the native translation, of its name.