Alabama is a lush green state, home to industrial, educational and
technological centers. At one time, the state existed almost
exclusively on cotton revenue until a boll weevil infestation
decimated the state's crops, forcing farmers to diversify their
crops. There is even a statue dedicated to the boll weevil in
Enterprise, Alabama. Alabama was ground zero for the civil rights
clashes of the mid-20th century and before that was home to
horrible battles during the Civil War. Since those troublesome
times, Alabama has risen out of the ashes and become a technological
powerhouse, and becoming a key player in the development of the
Apollo space program that put the first human on the moon.
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