Alysa and Mitch - Montgomery, AL
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Religion is everywhere in Montgomery. This is apparently the definitive House of God. I'd think he'd choose a place with more windows.

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I thought this was a unique name for a barber shop.

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A very nice restaurant where we had dinner our first night. Despite the name the fare was straight steak/fish. Several of the waitstaff had worked there 30-40 years. Our waiter said business was declining and didn't seem very optimistic as to the future. This is obviously "the" place to eat, and I suspect has a prominent spot in Montgomery history.

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Gas is cheap here! This is while regular unleaded was near $2.20 at home.

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One of many historical signs in downtown Montgomery.

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A memorial plaque to the stop where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.

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We toured the Rosa Parks museum, located at the same stop where she refused to give up her seat. The museum was interesting, but odd in a few ways. It focused on her arrest and the bus protests, but barely mentioned her court victory and the place the incident holds in the overall fight for civil rights.

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Sculpture of Rosa on a bus seat.

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This beautiful fountain marks the spot where slaves were traded.

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Plaque from previous photo (water fountain).

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The civil war essentially began right here in Montgomery.

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View of the Alabama State House. This is very near the water fountain shown earlier (everything shot during our downtown visit is in close walking distance.)

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This is the church where Martin Luther King, Jr. was pastor. In the basement (the lower doors shown here) is where the Montgomery bus boycot was organized.

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The church was renamed the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Babtist Church several years ago.

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The church still functions as a regular church for its members. The day we visited there was a summer program for kids in the basement. They had a sign for tours at a specific time, so we walked to the capitol building and came back later.

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There's an odd proudness of the Civil War starting here, such as this marker noting Jefferson Davis marching in a parade when he become "President" of the Confederacy. Yippee! A war!

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Closer to the capitol. It's a very nice building.

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Sign marking the end of the civil war in 1865.

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