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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Stars Fell on Mrs. Hodges'

 

52. Stars Fell on Mrs. Hodges, 1954

Sylacauga, Talladega County

 

On November 30, 1954, an 8 1/2-pound meteorite crashed through the roof of a Sylacauga home, hitting Mrs. Ann Hodges, who was napping on her sofa. This was the first recorded injury of a human struck by a falling meteorite.