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Sylacauga, Alabama: Monument To The Housewife-Whacking Meteorite

Abstract tribute to the meteorite that crashed into the living room of resident Ann Hodges bounced off a radio, and struck her in the thigh. November 1954.

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301 N. Broadway Ave., Sylacauga, AL
In front of City Hall, on the northwest corner of N. Broadway Ave./Hwy 21 and W. 3rd St./Hwy 148.
Always visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sylacauga, Alabama - Monument to Lady-Whacking Meteorite
Monument To The Housewife-Whacking Meteorite:

History was made just outside of Sylacauga, Alabama, in late November 1954. An 8.5-pound meteorite crashed through the ceiling of Ann Hodges' home, bounced off of a radio, and hit her on the thigh.

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Meteorite sculpture.

Monument To The Housewife-Whacking Meteorite


[Jenn Hadley, 06/08/2015]

"Falling Star," carved from Sylacauga marble in 2009 by Don Lawler, is an artistic tribute to the 1954 Hodges Meteorite, which struck a woman in her home.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Gravity HillGravity Hill, Sylacauga, AL - 4 mi.
Majestic CavernsMajestic Caverns, Childersburg, AL - 9 mi.
Fred the Town DogFred the Town Dog, Rockford, AL - 20 mi.
In the region:
Temple of Sibyl, Vestavia Hills, AL - 37 mi.

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