Early Bessemer, Alabama (Images of America Series)

Early Bessemer, Alabama (Images of America Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738588032
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,270,052
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Author Jason Burnett is a writer, sculptor, and the fourth generation of his family to live in the Bessemer area. The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is located in the beautifully preserved Alabama Great Southern Railroad Passenger Depot. The museum collection features an extensive image archive, early newspapers, clothing, and artifacts illustrating Bessemer’s history as a mining, steelmaking, and rail center.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Before Bessemer 9

2 Industries 15

3 Railroads 29

4 Businesses 39

5 Government and Public Institutions 65

6 Schools 77

7 Churches 93

8 Homes 101

9 Recreation and Sport 111

About the Organization 127

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