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The Rosenau Hosiery Mills were built in Tuscaloosa around 1901. The advertisement tolls the concept of having girls and teenage boys help support families by working in the factory.

Rosenau Hosiery Mill employed 200 people in the early 1900s in…

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Diormama depicts what the Tannehill furnances looked like before they were destroyed in the Civil War.

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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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At one time, the plant on the banks of the Black Warrior River was the largest cast-iron pipemaker 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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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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At one time, the plant on the banks of the Black Warrior River was the largest cast-iron pipemaker 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 bankruptcy.

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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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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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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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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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