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HY226_390_Overview_10 - Birmingham:NewSouthCity...

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Birmingham: New South City How the “Magic City” grew from a  railroad intersection to one of the  largest cities in the South
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Barker Map, 1871
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Birmingham from Red Mountain
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Birmingham Business District, 2006
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Birmingham with Early Suburbs, 1888
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Avondale, circa 1888
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Woodlawn circa 1888
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Colonel James Robert Powell First President, Elyton  Land Company Elected Mayor after the  death of Robert Henley Coined the slogan: “Magic  City”  Left Birmingham after  1875 defeat in race for  mayor
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John T. Milner Entrepreneur and  visionary engineer Elyton Land Company  founder and strategist City savior But he was also a Believer in white  supremacy and  segregation Promoter of convict  leasing system Representative of  “commercial-civic elite”
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James Withers Sloss Partner with Milner to  save South and North  Alabama from the Stanton  Brothers Instrumental in bringing  district Built Sloss Furnaces on  eastern edge of the city
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Lou Wooster and Cholera Epidemic
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