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Discoveries-America Alabama DVD

Discoveries-America Alabama DVD
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Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines, sandy beaches, estuaries, and the heronry, home of many nesting Great Blue Herons, oystermen, Sea Lab, the marine science and education center, the Estuarium, Mobile, ante bellum mansions, the original Mardi Gras city, Carnival Museum, Selma, The Museum of Voting Rights, the sport of raccoon hunting. Coon dog training, coon dog cemetery, the Mt. Top Flea Market outside of Atalla, and Ave Maria Grotto with scale models of architectural buildings from around the world.
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Dauphin Island is the gateway to the latest “Discoveries…America” documentary featuring the state of Alabama. History buffs can learn about Fort Gaines (Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!) while nature lovers can explore the sandy beaches, estuaries of the island and the heronry, home of many nesting Great Blue Herons. Offshore, oystermen have been working the gulf for generations, bringing in an important harvest and component of the local economy. Sea Lab, the marine science and education center, is home to the Estuarium, a place where visiting students get their feet wet exploring the marine environment and local researchers study jellyfish and sea grass. Mobile is an historic city with stately ante bellum mansions, like the Bragg Mitchell home. The original Mardi Gras city now has its own Carnival Museum. Further north is Selma, a town internationally recognized as ground zero for the voting rights movement of 1965. The Museum of Voting Rights explains the history of the foot soldiers who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, all the way to Montgomery, in the fight to secure the Voting Rights Act. The rolling hills of northern Alabama are home to a variety of outdoor pursuits, among them, the sport of raccoon hunting. Coon dog training is serious business here, so much so that the only coon dog cemetery in the world is located here. At the Mt. Top Flea Market outside of Atalla, over 100 acres of vendors sell just about anything under the sun. “If it’s not here this week, come back next…” Ave Maria Grotto is located on the grounds of a Benedictine monastery. For several decades one of the monks labored to create an unusual display of miniatures…scale models of unique architectural buildings from around the world.

Filmed in 2004 by directors Jim and Kelly Watt.