Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Lone Pine Mine
In the early twentieth century, iron ore was extracted from this mine and loaded onto the Mineral Railroad.
The Lone Pine Mine’s tunnels have never been completely mapped. However, some Red Mountain workings (the parts of a mine that have been excavated) are as much as fifteen miles long. The extensive workings of the Valley View Mine, located about half a mile west of Vulcan Park, are shown in this map.
Ore mines were just one place where men did hard labor to support the iron industry. Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives, Catalog #7.06
The first mining on Red Mountain was relative easy. Miners used pickaxes and shovels to gather ore from a major surface outcropping. After that was gone, they had to undertake the dangerous job of underground mining. Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives, Catalog #29.81
Erected by The Goodrich Foundation and The Comer Foundation.
Location. 33° 29.515′ N, 86° 47.735′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in 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. Vulcan Statue (a few steps from this marker); Industry (a few steps from this marker); A New City (a few steps from this marker); The Works Progress Administration (a few steps from this marker); South (within shouting distance of this marker); Building The Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham District Minerals (within shouting distance of this marker); Before Birmingham: Jones Valley (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 •
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 522 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. 5. submitted on October 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.