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Retrospect: Alabama’s Daniel Pratt and his early cotton gins

Prattville namesake Daniel Pratt made his name in cotton gins

Retrospect: Selling Alabama stone

The Moretti-Harrah Marble Company's championing of Sylacauga marble. Pictured is the interior of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

Retrospect: The founding of Anniston

Samuel Noble's Woodstock Iron Company of Alabama ushered in a model of the "New South."

Retrospect: A look at the history of the Alabama Penny Savings Bank

Founded in Birmingham in 1890, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank was the first financial institution in the state-owned and operated by African Americans

The Alabama origin of Lehman Bros.

In New York harbor on a mid-September day in 1844, a long voyage to America came to an end for a 21-year-old Bavarian man...

Retrospect: L.C. Priester — The Pecan King

The story of Huntsville's Keller Motors Corp.

Retrospect: The story of Keller Motors Corp.

The story of Huntsville's Keller Motors Corp.

Retrospect: The Birmingham & Southeastern Railroad

In March 1950, Mobilians were treated to a top-to-bottom tour of the Waterman Steamship Corp.’s new headquarters.
Mobile in 1950s

Retrospect: The opening of Mobile’s Waterman Building, 1950

In March 1950, Mobilians were treated to a top-to-bottom tour of the Waterman Steamship Corp.’s new headquarters.

Retrospect: A look back at Roderick D. MacKenzie’s steel series

This year marks the centennial of an unlikely meeting between a Mobile artist and a Birmingham steel executive. In the summer of 1921, Roderick...

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