Headland, Alabama: Dancin' Dave, Human Peanut

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Address:
Park St., Headland, AL
Directions:
Downtown, facing the town square, next to city hall. On the east side of Park St. just south of its intersection with Grove St.
Admission:
Free
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Dancin' Dave, Human Peanut

Dancin' Dave spontaneously danced around the streets of Headland for decades. Immortalized in a likeness painted on a fiberglass peanut, he died two months later.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/04/2016]

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Dancin' Dave, Human Peanut.

Dancin' Dave, Human Peanut

Dancin' Dave.

[Ron Vogel, 04/04/2016]

Headland, Alabama claims to be "Peanut Capital of the World." Unveiled in 2015, this large fiberglass peanut was customized into a likeness of "Dancin' Dave" Whatley, a beloved fixture on the town's streets. He wore a white suit, white parade gloves, and a white sailor cap with the word "DAVE" on it. He danced for anyone he met.


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