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1. Bloody Sunday: "Bloody Sunday" took place on Sunday, March 7th, 1965. Civil rights protesters marched to the Edmund Pettus Bridge ...  
2. Lagniappe: With the motto "Something Extra for Mobile," is a bi-weekly alternative newspaper published in Mobile.  
3. Great Blizzard of 1993: A blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow on Birmingham, unusual given the snowfall average of about half-an-inch.  
4. Pittsburgh of the South: Nickname for Birmingham, the South's industrial center.  
5. Birmingham Civil Rights District: A six-block section of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, the historical setting for several of the area's important civ...  
6. Mystic Society: a Carnival organization known for its secrecy that presents parades and/or balls for the enjoyment of its members, ...  
7. Carnival: Festival season in Mobile with street party‚Äôs and parades. It is one of the largest and most widely attended in the...  
8. Southside: A neighborhood in Birmingham; the southern part of the downtown area, sometimes referred to as "Midtown".  
9. Five Points South: Birmingham's entertainment/nightlife district, in the southern portion of the city.  
10. 20th Street: The main north-south thoroughfare in Birmingham  
11. UAB: Acronym for the University of Birmingham at Alabama  
12. Dixie Alley: Alabama generally suffers more deaths than plains states because its frequent storms occur in highly populated area...  
13. Red Eye Gravy: Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.  
14. Fried Green Tomatoes: The Alabama dish brought to fame by the movie of the same name is traditionally made from green tomatoes breaded wi...  
15. Alys Stephens Center: A center for performing arts and the home of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, located on the University of Alabama-B...  
 
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A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.

1. Refers to the problems caused when I-93 was to be put under construction. There was a terrible allocation of funds, which caused many citizens to become infuriated with the city.

2. A massive underground highway project, the most expensive in U.S. history.

A perennial New York dessert featured on Seinfeld, usually consisting of a round, cake-like cookie topped with half-vanilla and half-chocolate icing. Also referred to as the Half and Half Cookie.

A dessert made of bananas and rum, served over vanilla ice cream.

A common street-vendor food; a big, soft pretzel with coarse salt, often eaten with mustard.