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I was born and raised in Birmingham and I have traveled extensively throughout Alabama.

Experience in the area

MLIS degree from the University of Alabama. B.A. in English Literature from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Freelance writer since 1995. Reference Librarian at Auburn Public Library.

What do you like about this subject?

Alabama is home to many great writers and storytellers and has a rich history.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn more about Alabama and its history through answering questions. I also enjoy telling people the great things about our state.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Native Alabamanians include Helen Keller, Nat King Cole, A.G. Gaston, Courteney Cox, Kate Jackson, Hank Aaron, Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens, Bo Jackson, and Charles Barkley.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Birmingham is still overcoming the scars of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Recent Answers from Leslie Johnston

2012-10-22 Tuscaloosa:

Dear Fay,    Absolutely! Tuscaloosa is a college town, home to the University of Alabama. The Crimson Tide football team is the current reigning national champions, and so far are undefeated this year

2010-03-09 license:

My gut says no, because you have to show them your out-of-state license to get an Alabama license. Here is the link to the Alabama driver's license website. I would call them to make sure.    http://www

2008-05-19 weekend trips:

Dear Joanne,    Wow! That is a very cool question. I will assume you mean trips an hour or less from Birmingham.    * Noccalulu Falls in Gadsden is very nice and has a tragic tale about an Indian princess

2008-04-01 Alabama Lake Houses:

Dear Justin,    Well, this is kind of a hard question to answer without more information and especially with lake levels being so low due to the drought.    I too spent many summers on Logan Martin. With

2008-03-04 RoadTrip:

Dear Brenley,    From what I can gather, I would recommend a flight from Memphis to New Orleans to reduce driving time. I assume you would turn the car in at Memphis and then rent another car in New Orleans?


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