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Lower Alabama or Pensacola, Florida is the hometown of Dallas Cowboys star Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. 

“Pensacola and the Gulf Coast period has always been some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country,” says Smith. “A lot of people didn’t notice that until the oil spill hit and that’s when people started to recognized how beautiful the Gulf Coast of Florida and the Alabama beaches really are. There’s a spot down down called Peg Leg Pete’s you need to go to. And another spot called Fish House.”

Smith, who now lives in Texas, says that growing up in the city was wonderful.

“Growing up in Pensacola for me was fun, it was nice. It was a very laid back city. It’s a military town because of the base, there are always pilots coming in and out of Pensacola so I would just say one of the biggest industries there was Armstrong and other was Champion… so from that standpoint I grew up thinking that my hometown was a small town.

My parents knew everybody, other parents knew my folks so you really couldn’t do anything. I knew a lot of people and I grew up with a lot of good folks.”

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