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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Industry

Iron and steeel manufacturing

 
 
Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
1. Industry Marker
Inscription. Heavy industry, the reason for Birmingham’s founding, is still an economic force here today. Foundries and pipe plants dot the landscape, the railroad runs through the city’s center, and steam rises periodically in the distance from the quenching of super-heated metals.

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North view from Red Mountain

1. ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company)
2. Principal railroad lines
3. Hardie-Tynes Company
4. ABC Coke – Division of Drummond Company
5. McWane Pipe Company
6. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
 
Erected by Altec/Styslinger Foundation, Jemison Investment Co., and Jemison and Day Families.
 
Location. 33° 29.521′ N, 86° 47.731′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Valley View Drive west of Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard South. Touch for map. Located in Vulcan Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A New City (here, next to this marker); The Lone Pine Mine (a few steps from this marker); Vulcan Statue (a
1. ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
2. 1. ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company)
few steps from this marker); Before Birmingham: Jones Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Mineral Railroad Trestle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Works Progress Administration (within shouting distance of this marker); South (within shouting distance of this marker); Building The Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Vulcan Park and Museum. (Submitted on October 6, 2013.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Principal railroad lines image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
3. Principal railroad lines
Hardie-Tynes Company image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
4. Hardie-Tynes Company
ABC Coke - Division of Drummond Company image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
5. ABC Coke - Division of Drummond Company
McWane Pipe Company image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
6. McWane Pipe Company
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 17, 2013
7. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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