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First Papermaking In Alabama

 
 
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Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. First Papermaking In Alabama Marker
Inscription.  Gulf States Paper Corporation (3/4 mile Northeast) began production in April 1929 to introduce the modern pulp and paper industry to Alabama. Based on the state's fast-growing forests, paper became a major Alabama industry.

The Tuskaloosa Paper Company made Alabama's first paper from rags in 1849 at a small mill at the foot of River Hill (3 ½ miles West), this early plant operated only a few years.
 
Erected by Greater Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1929.
 
Location. 33° 13.355′ N, 87° 31.106′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Jack Warner Parkway Northeast north of Helen Keller Blvd, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Jack Warner Parkway Northeast, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bryce Hospital Cemetery No.3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Bryce Cemetery
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Bryce Hospital Cemetery #1A (approx. one mile away); Bryce Hospital (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Peter & Mrs. Ellen Peter-Bryce Gravesite (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort W. W. Brandon Armory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Centennial of Women 1893 - 1993 / Top 31 Women (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
First Papermaking In Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By American Sign Restoration, October 11, 2015
2. First Papermaking In Alabama Marker
This sign was restored by our company, American Sign Restoration
First Papermaking In Alabama Marker South View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. First Papermaking In Alabama Marker South View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on November 2, 2015, by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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