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Small Town Saturday: Guntersville, AL

Named for founder John Gunter, the town originally known as Gunter’s Landing was settled in 1848. John Gunter was the wealthy owner of a salt mine and married a local Cherokee woman to solidify his land holdings. Many of the local residents worked for the nearby cotton mill. The town now has less than 10,000 […]

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Small Town Saturday: Fort Payne, AL

Founded in the 1800s, the area now known as Fort Payne was home to a thriving Cherokee community until their removal. The town was named for Major Payne, who built the internment camp for the Native Americans. The completion of rail lines between Birmingham and Chattanooga increased the population. The band Alabama hails from Fort […]

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Classic Eats: Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue

Classic Eats is a series about old-school and beloved Southern dining establishments. Do you have suggestions? Leave them in the comments. It is a well-known fact that the culinary route to many North Alabama hearts goes through Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue in Decatur, Alabama. The Baby Boomer crowd can remember when Big Bob himself, standing […]

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