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*...that [[Woodlawn]]'s "[[La Quemada]]" neighborhood was once known as "Eastwood"?
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*...that [[Chris Fryar]], drummer for the Zac Brown Band, grew up in [[Gardendale]]?
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*...that [[Brother Bryan Park]] was originally called [[Magnolia Park]]?
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*...that the [[Coosa River]] is the most developed river in Alabama, and most of its length in the state is impounded by one of seven dams?
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*...that nationally-touring comedian Carrot Top lost most of his props in a fire at the [[Comedy Club]] on [[Greensprings Highway]] during [[Winter Storm '93]]?
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*...that [[Shades Cahaba Elementary School|Shades Cahaba]] is the only Homewood elementary school not to have suffered a major fire?
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*...that [[Louise Wooster]]'s sister was also a noted Birmingham madam, under the name [[Maggie Bracken]]?
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*...that the [[Indian Springs School]] once boasted a "[[Truth House]]", a tilting classroom used to demonstrate physics concepts?
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*...that [[Samford Bulldogs]] men's basketball coach [[Scott Padgett]] scored 1,874 points during his 7-year NBA career?
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*...that an effigy of future president William McKinley was set on fire downtown after the [[1892 general election]]?
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*...that the "[[Birmingham Semi-Centennial]]" was little more than a giant bag of gas?
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*...that Triple Crown winner Secretariat's breeder, [[Christopher Chenery]], also founded [[Southern Natural Gas Company|Sonat]]?
 
*...that before the [[Red Mountain cut]], the possibility of a [[Red Mountain Tunnel|tunnel]] was considered?
 
*...that before the [[Red Mountain cut]], the possibility of a [[Red Mountain Tunnel|tunnel]] was considered?
 
*...that [[Hardrock Gunter]] lost his prize guitar at the Battle of the Bulge?
 
*...that [[Hardrock Gunter]] lost his prize guitar at the Battle of the Bulge?
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*...that the [[Country Club of Birmingham]] introduced the game of golf to [[Birmingham]]?
 
*...that the [[Country Club of Birmingham]] introduced the game of golf to [[Birmingham]]?
 
*...that the [[Ritz Theatre]] was the largest cinema in Birmingham for only 16 months?
 
*...that the [[Ritz Theatre]] was the largest cinema in Birmingham for only 16 months?
*...that playwright and former [[Birmingham City Council]] member [[Bert Miller]] waited tables at [[Dreamland Bar-B-Q]] at [[Phelan Park]]?
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*...that playwright and former [[Birmingham City Council]] member [[Bert Miller]] waited tables at [[Dreamland Bar-B-Que]] at [[Phelan Park]]?
 
*...that [[Birmingham Giants]] founder [[C. I. Taylor]] helped create the first Negro National League?
 
*...that [[Birmingham Giants]] founder [[C. I. Taylor]] helped create the first Negro National League?
 
*...that [[downtown Birmingham]] has a block-long [[9-11 Memorial Walk|memorial]] to the [[September 11]], [[2001]] terrorist attacks?
 
*...that [[downtown Birmingham]] has a block-long [[9-11 Memorial Walk|memorial]] to the [[September 11]], [[2001]] terrorist attacks?

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