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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

Huntsville, Alabama:

David Wharton, Big Spring International Park, Huntsville, Alabama Big Spring International Park

Attracted by a fast-flowing spring, John Hunt, the founder of Huntsville, built a cabin here in 1805. Six years later, Huntsville became the first incorporated town in the Alabama Territory.
David Wharton, Tourists and Rockets, U. S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama Tourists and Rockets, U. S. Space and Rocket Center

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center opened in 1970 on land donated by the U.S. Army. It claims to be the world's largest space attraction. It also houses the graves of Able and Baker, monkeys who flew on a 1959 Jupiter test flight.
Stacey Martin, map of Huntsville, Alabama, 2007.

Published: 28 February 2007
© 2007 David Wharton and Southern Spaces