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Best of Alabama

Here at Alabama Living, we’re always looking for ways to highlight some of the places, people and products that make Alabama great. We’re continuing our “Best of Alabama” …

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Alabama Trivia

W.C. Handy’s home in Florence. Photo courtesy Alabama department of tourism

What do Jan. 4 and Mardi Gras have in common? Well, Jan. 4 is National Trivia Day, and the first Mardi Gras in America was held in Mobile starting in 1703. That’s 15 years before New Orleans was founded and a bit of trivia Alabamians might like to know.

That’s the fun of trivia: Interesting little factoids important to some, but not always readily known by many.

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Alabama Living crockpot winners


Kendra Lausman started using crockpots years ago when she was working full-time and raising four teenagers. Now retired, she still likes coming up with creative crockpot recipes, though she’s had to downsize the amount of food she makes.
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