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Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City



Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.18

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    housing, demolition, countryside, constitutional, convention, original, provided, satellite, re-named, caption, scientist, population, eisenhower, location, develop, history
     content words:    Rocket Park, Rocket Center, Rocket City, World War II, John Hunt, LeRoy Pope, Civil War, Union Army, Great Depression, Watercress Capital


Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     Caption: Rocket Park at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
 
2     Huntsville is the fourth largest city in Alabama. Its nickname is "The Rocket City." Huntsville was once a quiet town with a population of a little over thirteen thousand. World War II and a space program changed all that for Huntsville.
 
3     John Hunt was the original first settler, but Huntsville was named Twickenham by LeRoy Pope, who purchased the land. Before the War of 1812, it was re-named Huntsville to honor its first settler, John Hunt.

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