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Auburn Essential Info


Auburn is in the River Heritage region of Alabama. Auburn University is located in downtown Auburn.

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  1. In 1856, the state legislature chartered a Methodist college, the East Alabama Male College in Auburn. This college, now Auburn University, opened its doors in 1859, offering a classical and liberal education.
  2. When Auburn University has home football games in the fall, the city often sees over 100,000 visitors, and the yearly economic impact is measured at nearly $100 million.
  3. The fictional G.I. Joe character, Beach Head, was from Auburn.
  4. In the video game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent, one of the main villain's profiles states that he was a football player at Auburn University.
  5. Frederick Chapman Robbins, a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954, was born in Auburn.

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