See Alabama First (Drink Alabama Later)

Sure, Alabama has fast cars (Talladega), mighty music (Muscle Shoals), and Bushwackers (AL/FL Line). But there's more– ask local author Tim Hollis (AND, win free tix to Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest).
 
 
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Aug. 21, 2019 - PRLog -- See Alabama First (Drink Alabama Later)

Sure, Alabama has fast cars (Talladega), mighty music (Muscle Shoals), and Bushwackers (AL/FL Line). But there's more– ask local author Tim Hollis (AND, win free tix to Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest).


The Tuscaloosa Barnes & Noble is hosting a meet & greet with local author Tim Hollis on Sunday, August 25th from 12:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Mr. Hollis will be available to sign copies of See Alabama First: The Story of Alabama Tourism.

Tourism in the Southeast is often associated with Florida--a state that essentially defined the industry in America. Yet Alabama has a fascinating history of tourism all its own. It all began with an enterprising politician. In 1916, John Hollis Bankhead went to great lengths to ensure that one of America's first transcontinental highways went directly through Alabama. Though it was a less efficient route for highway travelers, it marked the birth of Alabama's fledgling tourism industry, which grew exponentially with each passing decade. Since he was a boy, author Tim Hollis has traveled from the Shoals to the coast and amassed an unrivaled knowledge of Alabama tourism. From restored and preserved historic destinations to campy tourist traps and outrageous roadside attractions, this is the complete story of tourism in Alabama.

Stop by to meet the author and enter a giveaway to win two free tickets to the 2nd Annual Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1800 McFarland Road East Suite 200

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

When: Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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