Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Rainbow Viaduct
Dedicated to the Brave Men of the 167th Infantry who fought to Preserve Our Freedom
* Advanced farthest into German lines -- to Sedan.
* Took the first German prisoners captured by Americans.
* Only Rainbow Regiment to achieve two Honor Medals.
* Fought in trenches two days longer than any other American Regiment.
The only Southern Regiment in the First Army at occupation on Rhine, the 167th fought in the Battles of Lineville, Baccarat, Esperance - Sousain, Champagne, Marce, Red Cross Farm, following Chateau - Thierry, Aisne - Marne, Essey - Paunes, Meuse - Argonne, Sedan.
Roll Of Honor
This Rainbow Viaduct is Dedicated to the Memory of the Jefferson County Members of
Joe Atwood Andrew Bailey Sam Barr Louis A. Burger Usury Burnett Carl Canoles WM. Churchwell Jas. W. Cornett Harry P. Couch Wilbur T. Crowder Carl Evatt Attle A. Fred Jas. C. Farleyerick Walter Hammett Braxton Harville Elmus Hayes Emile Henckell Mortimer H. Jordan Bishop M. Lee Worth Lewis Chas. Sherr John H. Skinner Bernie B. Loveman Walter L. Moore Judge E. Morgan Robert L. Morton Wilfred Niles Harry Parkman Fred Rogers Newton M. Roy Austin Ruff Benj. Rutstein Royal Seay Theo. E. Sims Handos Sinnott Bernice Speaks Clarence Swindle Herman G. Syphurs Stanley Warble Will F. Wheeler D. F. Wilson Oscar Woods Bruce Nolan John D. O'Neal
Erected 1919 by City of Birmingham.
Location. 33° 30.834′ N, 86° 48.21′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Richard Arington Jr. Blvd North north of 1st Ave South, on the left when traveling north. The bridge crosses the railroad to the south of the city center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Morris Avenue Historic District / Elyton Land Company (Successor, Birmingham Realty Co.) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heaviest Corner On Earth (about 800 feet away); Dewberry Drugs and Phenix Insurance Company Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Berry Project (approx. 0.2 miles away); Concord Center (approx. Ό mile away); Title Building (approx. Ό mile away); Jefferson County Courthouse Site (approx. Ό mile away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . Image of the Rainbow Viaduct 1920 from Bham Wiki. 1920's Rainbow Parade honoring the 167th "Alabama" Infantry, of the Rainbow Division. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,855 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.