INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL GUIDE TO COKE OVENS IN THE FIVE MILE CREEK WATERSHED AND JEFFERSON COUNTY

Through an educational grant from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Cawaco RC&D, the Industrial Archaeological Guide to Coke Ovens in Five Mile Creek Watershed and Jefferson County was published in 2012.  This guide highlights the location and history of numerous coke ovens throughout the region.  Coke ovens where used a century ago to superheat tons of coal extracted from locations around the region to produce coke.  Coke fired the blast furnaces in the industrial districts of the region and brought Birmingham to prominence as the industrial center of the South.

Guides are for sale through Cawaco RC&D and make a perfect gift for someone interested in the industrial history of Birmingham and the surrounding area.  To purchase guides, please contact Patti Pennington at grantfunds@live.com.  See details on pricing and shipping below:

$8 – Small Guide + $5 postage flat rate

$12 – Large Guide + $5 postage flat rate.

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