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the area around present day auburn was originally inhabited by the creek native american tribe. the first white settlers arrived in the area in 1836. the settlement was founded by judge john harper as a religious and educational center. the town of auburn was incorporated in 1839. in 1856 the state chartered the east alabama male college which today is called auburn university. the town of auburn emptied during the civil war and auburn's schools and businesses were closed. the economy of auburn suffered during the decade of "radical reconstruction" and auburn's schools did not reopen until the 1870's. in 1872 the east alabama male college was renamed alabama agricultural and mechanical college and in 1892 it was the first college in alabama to admit women. today the economy and culture of auburn is dominated by the university. the main attaction to the tourist is auburn university's athletic events.

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