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Alabama's nickname is the Yellowhammer State, because the state bird is called a Yellowhammer. It is also sometimes called the "Heart of Dixie", and "The Cotton State".
State Facts[edit | edit source]
Largest city: Birmingham
Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)
State nickname: The Yellowhammer State
State abbreviation: AL
State bird: Yellowhammer
State tree: Longleaf pine
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State butterfly: Eastern tiger swallowtail
State Insect: Monarch butterfly
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-colonial era[edit | edit source]
Native Americans (the first American people) lived in Alabama long before Europeans moved there. They were very diverse with varying cultures.
European colonization[edit | edit source]
Early 19th Century[edit | edit source]
Civil War/Reconstruction[edit | edit source]
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