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  • Collection: Industries

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Coal mine in Vance (AL) in 1902

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Cotton factories in Tuscaloosa began in 1846 with the three-story brick Black Warrior Cotton Factory established by Dr. John Drish near the Black Warrior River. It was sold to Richard C. McLester. It was burned down by Federal troops during the last…

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Cotton factories in Tuscaloosa began in 1846 with the three-story brick Black Warrior Cotton Factory established by Dr. John Drish near the Black Warrior River. It was sold to Richard C. McLester. It was burned down by Federal troops during the last…

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Mayor Ernest Collins and Lewis McCray stand where the Tuscaloosa Industrial Park would be built in 1981.

Located in the City of Tuscaloosa, the park is approximately four (4) miles west of the central business district and one (1) mile west of…

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A Jolly Party at the Tide Water Coal Co. mines on the Black Warrior River.

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One of two furnaces built at Tannehill in 1862. The furnaces were massive, 30-foot high truncated pyramids constructed of 400-pound sandstone blocks topped by brick draft stacks.

The furnaces were badly damaged at the end of the Civil War. The…

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

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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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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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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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