Happy 197th Birthday Alabama! “… where our future and aspirations are bright like a sunrise.”

Montgomery Alabama
Photo by: Pat Byington  – Sunrise at the  Alabama State Capitol 

Today – December 14th, 1819 is the date Alabama was admitted into the union.

197 years.

The photo above was taken at sunrise at the State Capitol in Montgomery.

Nearing ever more closer to our state’s bicentennial, let’s declare it “morning in Alabama” – where our future and aspirations are bright like a sunrise.


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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