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Small Photo Collections: Central Iron & Coal

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The Central Iron and Coal Photograph Collection is a unique window on the mining industry in Alabama around the turn of the twentieth century. Composed of 70 images in four photo albums, this collection of images — depicting the construction of a mighty furnace and the people that made it possible — provides a focused, accessible entry point for scholars and amateur history buffs alike.

mine shaft

mining camp

mine furnace

mining construction

mining workers

mine train car

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