Keychains From The State of Alabama
Key Rings and other memorabilia for Alabama represent its fun facts:
- Alabama is actually the state that introduced Mardi Gras to us. This celebration was held the day before the beginning of Lent known as Shrove Tuesday.
- The first rocket to put humans on the moon was built by Alabama workers.
- First Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.
- Montgomery was also known for being the birthplace and capital of the Confederate States of America; the Confederate flag was first designed and flown in Alabama in 1861.
- Became the 22nd state in the Union on December 14, 1819.
- Entymologians will be impressed with the Boll Weevil Monument in the town of Enterprise; as well as the state insect being the Monarch Butterfly.
- State song is "Alabama"; imagine that!
- If you're into country music you can visit the group Alabama's Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne.
- Famous people from Alabama include Nat King Cole,Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, Willie Mayes, boxer Joe Louis, and fictional character Forrest Gump.
The Great Seal and State Flag of Alabama Key Chain
On one side of the Alabama key chain is the state flag which features St. Andrew's Crimson Cross emblazoned on a white field. The bars of the cross were to extend diagonally across the flag and were not to be broader than six inches. This design was authorized by the State Legislature to be on its state flag in 1895.
The Great Seal of the State, featured on the flipside of the keychain, was designed by the first governor, William Wyatt Bibb, of the Alabama Territory in 1817 and displays the State of Alabama, its surrounding territories which are now states, and the rivers' of the state. Encircling the seal are the words "State of Alabama" with three stars on either side. This became the official seal in 1819 and remained unchanged for over 50 years and was restored in 1939.