White Gold: Alabama Salt

Salt lies miles under the earth’s surface in several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. What makes Southwest Alabama unique is that the salt has risen close to the surface there.

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Bridges to the Past

Bridges to the Past visits 11 historic covered bridges in Alabama, all of which were open to the public in 1999 when the documentary was made.

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Boom Town

By all indications, Childersburg is, and always has been, a quiet little town. But that is not the case. During the 1940s Childersburg experienced explosive growth when the US Army decided to locate an ammunition plant there. Thousands of people from across the nation came to work on the massive construction project spreading over 13,500 acres.

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Early Map of Southeastern U.S.

In Search of De Soto’s Trail

Traces the march of the Spanish explorer through Alabama and the Gulf states and highlights the work of Alabama archaeologists in documenting the history of his explorations.

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