Publisher description for Legends and lore of Birmingham and central Alabama / Beverly Crider.


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From Jasper to Selma to Hoover, central Alabama is bursting at the seams with unique stories and legendary characters. Read about the Goat Man, the famous wandering traveler who wrestled a bear, narrowly avoided being lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, was pronounced dead and taken to the morgue and later became an ordained preacher. Learn the story of the Alabama White Thang, a seven-foot-tall creature covered in white hair that has appeared all over the region. Be charmed by Fred, the Rockford town dog that became everyone’s best friend and had his fifteen minutes of fame on Animal Planet. Author Beverly Crider brings the most bizarre facets of the Alabama spirit to life with dozens of strange stories in central Alabama.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Alabama -- History, Local -- Anecdotes.
Alabama -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Alabama -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Folklore -- Alabama.
Legends -- Alabama.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- History -- Anecdotes.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.