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Retrospect: Turning little rocks into big business

The early years of the Birmingham Slag Co., which was later acquired and became Vulcan Materials Co.

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Historic Alabama: The power of water

Built in 1926, Martin Dam continues to carry out its functions of flood control, hydroelectric power and providing water.

Retrospect: Roanoke’s Ella Smith Doll Company

Ella Smith was determined to produce an indestructible child's toy.

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Historic Alabama: Construction over the river

Blount Bros. Construction built the bridge that spans the Alabama River

Retrospect: Renowned veterinary surgeon Peter Joseph Patt

Mobile vet treated horses, created cure-alls for man and beast and transitioned his downtown stables to auto parking as times changed.

Exploring Cullman’s German roots

Cullman's German connection is alive and well in the form of Facebook friends and various events throughout the year.

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The challenge and history of the Clotilda

University of South Alabama professor Kern Jackson helps unearth the history for the movie 'Descendant.'

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