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  • Collection: Industries

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At one time, the plant on the banks of the Black Warrior River was the largest cast-iron pipe maker in the world. It survived the Great Depression and boomed during WWII and the Korean War. In the early 1980s, the foundry closed due to…

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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…

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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…

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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…

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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…

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The Kaul Lumber Company plant at Kaulton, in the southwestern part of Tuscaloosa, was founded in 1912. The firm built a company store, recreation center, a hotel, and residences for its workers, in what was described as a "model industrial…

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The Kaul Lumber Company plant at Kaulton, in the southwestern part of Tuscaloosa, was founded in 1912. The firm built a company store, recreation center, a hotel, and residences for its workers, in what was described at the time as a "model…

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Phifer, Inc. received a Site Development Grant (associated with the Industrial Development Authority) that enabled the construction of a 1971 Fiberglass Yarn Weaving Operations building to compliment the company's 1953 Aluminum Wire Weaving…

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On March 1, 1901, the Rosenau Hosiery Mill was established in Tuscaloosa. It employed 200 men and women. At the time, the hosiery mill was the only factory in Tuscaloosa that employed women. In 1924, the factory burned and was never rebuilt.

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Rosenau Hosiery Mills, which burned in 1924, employed 200 people in the early 1900s in the production of hose and socks. It was the only factory in Tuscaloosa that employed women.

Children as young as 10 years old could be employed, but a company…
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