Friday, Aug. 1, 9:55 a.m. — TALLADEGA — Alabama 21’s 279 miles have a few commonalities. One of them is the abundance of war memorials scattered around the towns on this highway.

Friday, Aug. 1, 8:34 a.m. — SYLACAUGA — The global reputation of this Talladega County city is based on rock — marble, to be exact. It’s long been called the Marble City because of the overwhelming amount of pristine, white marble on which it sits. (It’s part of the Murphy Marble Belt, 32 mi…

Friday, Aug. 1, 7:46 a.m. — WETUMPKA — The age of the planet is a controversial topic for those who’d rather not tussle with scientists and those who believe the literal story of the Bible. Here in Wetumpka, that could be a flashpoint.

Thursday, July 31, 6:49 p.m. — ROCKFORD — Legend has it that the biggest thing in the modern history of this small Alabama 21 town is Fred the Dog.

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The Star's Phillip Tutor, almost at the end of his 279-mile journey up Alabama 21, stops by the Anniston Airport. In Oxford. In Anniston. Sort of.

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Phillip Tutor reaches Montgomery on his trek along Alabama 21 from the Florida state line, and in doing so, leaves behind the two-lane country road he's traveled up to now.

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The Star's Phillip Tutor stops in Frisco City on his way up Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor stops in Uriah on his way up Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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One his way north on Alabama 21 from the Florida state line, Phillip Tutor makes a brief side trip to the W.C. Holman Correctional Facility just north of Atmore. Fortunately, he doesn't have to stay.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor stops at Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, on his way north along Alabama 21 from the Florida state line to Piedmont.

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The Anniston Star's Phillip Tutor is traveling all of Alabama Highway 21 north, from Atmore to Piedmont. His journey began south of the Florida line, on Florida 97.

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