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Montgomery Essential Info

Overview

Montgomery is the capital of Alabama, in the River Heritage region of the state.

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Fun Facts

  1. Dr. Martin L. King was the pastor of the Dexter Ave. Baptist church in Montgomery from 1954 until 1960.
  2. The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.
  3. Nathaniel Adams Cole, also known as Nat King Cole, a legendary singer and entertainer, was born in Montgomery.
  4. Montgomery is home to the baseball team called the Montgomery Biscuits.
  5. The first open heart surgery was performed in Montgomery in 1902 by Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill, who was a native of the city, and his patient survived both a stab wound and the surgery.

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