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An aerial view of Central Foundry.

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,…

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This postcard was mailed from France from James L. West to his father, L. H. West in Samantha.

The message says: Helo (sic) How are you all tonight? Fine, I hope. For self, getting along fine. Say I heard you all had a big snow back in the stats…

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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A fire destroyed seven businesses in Gordo on March 7, 1901.
Gordo was originally founded about a mile north of its present location but moved south to be near the Mobile and Ohio Railroad when it came through in 1898.

The store in the background…

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Photograph Construction of the Oliver Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River.

The William Bacon Oliver Lock and Dam is located in Tuscaloosa on the Black Warrior River. Completed in 1940, it was named after U. S. Representative William Oliver.…

The original Druid City Hospital opened Mar. 28, 1923, on the University of Alabama campus. Prior to that time, Tuscaloosa had had a number of privately owned and managed hospitals. The movement for this new hospital began in 1919 when a group of…

A photograph of Greensboro Avenue looking south from 7th Street. The First Baptist Church can be seen on the left and the First Methodist Church on the right.

Woods Hall, built between 1867 and 1868, was named Alva Woods Hall in 1884 in honor of UA's first president and was the first building constructed after the Civil War. Prior to 1884 it was just called the "barracks". It was first used as dorm for…

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A photograph of the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in 1928. The Beta Chapter of Kappa Sigma was organized at the University of Alabama in 1867.

This photograph was in an album lacking identification. The identity of Edward is unknown.

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The First Presbyterian Church of Eutaw, Ala., was founded in 1824 as the Mesopotamia Presbyterian Church, in the small village of Mesopotamia, a mile west of what is now Eutaw. In the 1840s, the congregation decided to move to the bustling hub of…
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