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Historic Alabama: Cotton in Montgomery

Cotton, and lots of it, was typically seen in Court Square in Montgomery in the early 1900s.

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Retrospect: The Alabama origins of Olan Mills Inc.

The Nation's Studio blended Olan Mills' business savvy with Mary Mills' artistry to create portraits of citizens across the U.S.

Historic Alabama: Chemistry for the front lines

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s plant in Gadsden relied on women to fill its chemistry lab during World War II.

Retrospect: The Selma Ordnance and Naval Foundry

Selma was key for the Confederacy, building cannon, small arms ammunition and outfitting ironclad vessels.

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Retrospect: An Alabama woman invents a standard part on today’s autos

Alabamian Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper, filing a patent in 1903.

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Historic Alabama: One of the longest curved bridges in U.S.

The Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge, currently undergoing maintenance, was dedicated in 1940.

Historic Alabama: Poultry processing in Jasper

Marshall Durbin's new poultry processing plant could process 9,600 birds an hour in 1959.

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