Arguably no Alabama courthouse is better known nor more frequently visited-especially by those not on legal business-than the Monroe County Courthouse, built in 1903. The fame that Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has brought to the building has attracted thousand of the novel's admirers to tour it.
As Alabama celebrates two hundred years of statehood, we pause and reflect on the history, people, and culture that make this state such a wonderful place to live. While most of the attention during the celebration is placed on major social, technological, and historical events and places, we must also consider the early development and pioneer spirit of our state as well as the enduring diversity and tranquil beauty of the natural landscape.
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