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Alabama Blast Furnaces
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This work is the first and remains the only source of information on all blast furnaces built and operated in Alabama, from the first known charcoal furnace of 1815 (Cedar Creek Furnace in Franklin County) to the coke-fired giants built before the onset of the Great Depression. Woodward surveys the iron industry from the early, small local market furnaces through the rise of the iron industry in support of the Confederate war effort, to the giant internationally important industry that developed in the 1890s. The bulk of the book consists of individual illustrated histories of all blast furnaces ever constructed and operated in the state? furnaces that went into production and four that were built but never went into blast. Written to provide a record of every blast furnace built in Alabama from 1815 to 1940, this book was widely acclaimed and today remains one of the most quoted references on the iron and steel industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Introduction
  2. James R. Bennett
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Pioneer Era - 1815-1861
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. Civil War Era - 1861-1865
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. Reconstruction Era - 1866-1879
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Modern Era - 1880-1940
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. Alabama City Furnace: Etowah County (near Gadsden) January 17, 1904
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Alice Furnace: Birmingham, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Attalla Furnace: (Known also as The Eagle Furnace) Attalia, Etowah County June 10, 1889
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. Battelle Furnace: DeKalb County - near Georgia Line Sept. 10, 1904
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Bay State Furnace: Fort Payne, DeKalb County Abandoned 1891
  2. pp. 42-42
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  1. Bessemer Furnaces: Bessemer, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. Bibb Furnaces: (Known also as Brierfield, Strother, and Bibb Naval Furnaces) Bibb County, near Brierfield
  2. pp. 46-51
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  1. Cedar Creek Furnace: (Known also as Alabama Iron Works, Old Napier) Franklin County, near Russellville
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Cole Furnaces: Sheffield, Colbert County
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. Cornwall Furnace: Cherokee County, near Centre
  2. pp. 58-61
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  1. Decatur Furnace: Decatur, Morgan County
  2. pp. 62-62
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  1. Edwards Furnace: Woodstock, Bibb County
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. Ensley & Fairfield Furnaces: Ensley and Fairfield, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Etowah Furnaces: (Known also as Gadsden-Alabama Furnace) Gadsden, Etowah County
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. Fort Payne Furnace: Fort Payne, DeKalb County
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Gadsden Furnace: (Known also as Coosa Furnace, Quinn Furnace) Gadsden, Etowah County
  2. pp. 72-73
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  1. Hale & Murdock Furnace; (Known also as Wilson's Creek, Old Winston and Weston Furnace) Lamar County, near Vernon
  2. pp. 74-74
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  1. Hattie Ensley Furnace: Sheffield, Colbert County
  2. pp. 82-83
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  1. Holt Furnace: Holt, Tuscaloosa County
  2. pp. 77-79
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  1. Ironaton Furnaces: (Known also as Clifton Furnaces) Talladega County, near Talladega
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. Irondale Furnace: (Known also as Cahawba Iron Works, McKee Furnace) Jefferson County, near Birmingham
  2. pp. 82-86
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  1. Janney Furnace: Calhoun County, near Ohatchee Destroyed 1864
  2. pp. 87-89
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  1. Jenifer Furnace: (Known also as Salt Creek and Alabama Furnace) Talladega County, near Munford
  2. pp. 90-93
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  1. Knight Furnace: (Known also as Choccolocco Iron Works) Talladega County, near Munford
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Lady Ensley Furnace: Sheffield, Colbert County
  2. pp. 96-96
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  1. Little Cahaba Furnaces: (Known also as Brighthope Furnace and Browne's Dam Furnace) On Little Cahaba River, Bibb County
  2. pp. 97-99
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  1. Mary Pratt Furnace: Birmingham, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 100-101
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  1. Montgomery Furnace: Montgomery County, near Montgomery
  2. pp. 102-102
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  1. North Alabama Furnace: Florence, Lauderdale County
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. Oxford Furnace: Calhoun County, near Anniston
  2. pp. 105-105
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  1. Oxmoor Furnaces: Jefferson County, near Birmingham
  2. pp. 106-110
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  1. Philadelphia Furnace: Florence, Lauderdale County
  2. pp. 111-112
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  1. Piedmont Furnace: Piedmont, Calhoun County
  2. pp. 113-113
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  1. Rock Run Furnace: Rock Run, Cherokee County
  2. pp. 121-122
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  1. Round Mountain Furnace: Cherokee County, near Centre
  2. pp. 116-119
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  1. Shelby Furnaces: Shelby, Shelby County
  2. pp. 127-134
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  1. Sloss City and North Birmingham Furnaces: Birmingham, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 128-131
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  1. Stonewall Furnace: (Known also as Langdon Furnace) Cherokee County, near Rock Run
  2. pp. 132-133
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  1. Talladega Furnace: Talladega, Talladega County
  2. pp. 134134-142
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  1. Tannehill Furnaces: (Known also as Roup's Valley Iron Works, Sanders Furnaces) Tuscaloosa County, near Bucksville
  2. pp. 136-139
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  1. Tecumseh Furnace: Cherokee County, near Rock Run
  2. pp. 140-141
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  1. Thomas Furnaces: Jefferson County, near Birmingham
  2. pp. 142-144
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  1. Trussville Furnace: Trussville, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. Vanderbilt Furnaces: North Birmingham, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. Williamson Furnace: Birmingham, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 149-150
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  1. Woodstock Furnaces: Anniston, Coulhoun County
  2. pp. 151-154
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  1. Woodward Furnaces: Woodward, Jefferson County
  2. pp. 155-159
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  1. Chronological Order of Furnaces
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. Annual Production Figures
  2. pp. 162-162
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 163-169
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