On this final installment of the Ghosts of Old Dora we visit the Alabama Mining Museum. The museum is located in the old gymnasium on the site of the old Dora High School. We talk with the tour guide there to learn more about the museum and the exhibits. There is much to see and learn about the history of coal mining in Dora and the economic effect it had on the area.
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This is vintage footage of Old Dora in the 1980's around 1986. Dora, Alabama was once a thriving coal mining town around the turn of the century. The town has a hard and turbulent history but was thriving in it's heyday. Progress moved the town closer to a main highway over the years and the old town was left to ruin. Loss of work in the coal mines and a major fire in the 1930's may have helped with the decline. I recorded this video footage of the town as it stood in the late 1980's. This video is a reminder that things in this world are not permanent. That to survive people have to adapt. I think it is important to have documentation of such a great place that was home to so many people.
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Me and my roommate "Steam Train Sarah" travel all over looking for steam trains on display and in museums. This trip led us to the Alabama Mining Museum in Dora, AL, which has on display out front a 1923 ALCO 2-8-0
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This then & now video tells a story about a ghost town in the heart of Alabama coal country. It is a town that was once booming with people living their lives. But as the need for coal diminished beginning in the 60's and 70's the commerce diminished as well. The jobs were gone and the people moved on. On this Life In Bama we walk through what is left of the city of Old Dora. I cannot say that it is a forgotten town because anyone who lived there still calls it home. I will share some memories of this place and show photos of how the town once looked and a glimpse of the life there. Thank you for watching Life In Bama. If you enjoy my videos please subscribe to my channel.
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A photo compilation of the historic Bessie & Flat Top Coal Mines which were located in West Jefferson County, Alabama. Both coal mines were originally owned by the Sloss Sheffield Steel & Iron Company. Both mines were originally open around 1905 with the completion of the L&N Railroad Cane Creek Branch operated by Birmingham Mineral Railroad. Southern Railways also completed an extension via another route through what was called 'Bessie Junction' just to the west of the Bessie Coal Mine. The Mary Lee Industrial Railroad also serviced the Flat Top & Bessie Mines. Both coal mines were very deep and massive underground mining operations that went over 2000 feet in depth and stretched for miles underground. Both mines were eventually operated by U. S. Pipe & Foundry when they purchased Sloss Sheffield in the 1940's. Around 1955 both mines were eventually closed. Entire communities were built around these mines with their own schools, company commissaries , churches and doctors offices. Years later the mine sites were sold to Jim Walters Corporation. Today nothing remains of the mine sites with the exception of some abandoned railroad trestles and the old Flat Top Tunnel. Both mine sites remains reside on private property and no trespassing policy is strictly enforced.
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A photo & video compilation taken during a visit to the historic Praco Coal Mine site out in West Jefferson, Alabama The name 'Praco' stood for the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company which operated the the mine(s) from the early 1900's till it was bought out by the Alabama Byproducts Corporation. This was a major underground coal mine while in operation. The slopes extended down over 3000 feet underground and over 6000 feet in length. The mine was serviced by the Louisville & Nashville's Birmingham Mineral Railroad Cane Creek Branch running out of north Birmingham 35 miles away. The mine closed in the late 1950's and all that remains are a few structures and the sealed mine portal.
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We visit the historic Bankhead House & Heritage Center in Jasper to see an exhibit on display that features historical items from the collections of residents of the cities of Sumiton and Dora. As you may have seen on a previous video I presented about Dora, the two cities, located in Walker County, are positioned on opposite sides of what is now Hwy. 5. Both cities have unique features to them, governments, churches and civic organizations. Some residents may live in Dora and work in Sumiton or vise versa. Is there a rivalry between the cities because they are so close? For business reasons possibly but to the residents, everyone is a neighbor. If you grew up in one of these cities and attended school there you ended up graduating from Dora and you were a blue and gold, Dora Bulldog! The Bankhead House and Heritage Center was the home of the 42nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, William Bankhead. Senator Bankhead came from a political family but his daughter Tallulah was known as a movie star! The home is located in Jasper, which is the county seat of Walker County. I hope you enjoy the tour of the house and a look at the current exhibit as well as the permanent collections at the Heritage Center. If you are in the area and would like to see the Dora/Sumiton exhibit it will be shown until mid September. Find out more on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811294572506014/?ref=br_rs
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Visiting the Site of Old Dora High School the building is no longer standing, my memories of the place still permeate the air. I will walk around the site and share some memories while looking at the school site and at Watkins Field. So many people went to school here for high school and later junior high school. My family has a rich history with the school starting with my grandfather working to build the building that was opened in 1935.
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A photo collage taken while exploring the Eureka No.3 Coal Mine site located in Shelby County, Alabama. This was one of four coal mines operated by the Eureka Mining Company during the late 1800's to the early 1900's. This is an historic site and hope it remains so. There are not many intact coal mine portals left in the area. other structures pertaining to this mine were long ago torn down when strip mining around the site took place many years ago.
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Check out these beautiful towns in every state. Florence sits on the Tennessee River in North Alabama and is a gateway to Helen Keller’s home in nearby Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals’ tremendous music scene. Sitka is considered Alaska’s most beautiful seaside town, filled with history, culture and outdoor adventures. Bisbee, Arizona is a town full of extraordinary historic architecture, as well as home to a vital, living, breathing art and music scene, all in a setting of rugged natural beauty. Beautifully preserved, Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Often called the “Queen of the Sierras,” Murphys, California sits in the central Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, and was originally a goldrush town. Ouray sits in a box canyon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and is famous for its hot springs. Mystic, Connecticut is home to Mystic Seaport, America’s leading maritime museum. Old New Castle is a trip back to colonial times in Delaware's first capital and the landing site of William Penn. The charming town of Mount Dora, Florida is a popular Central Florida getaway, less than an hour from Orlando. Rich history, incredible architecture and stunning Southern charm makes Macon, Georgia “Where Soul Lives.” Located in the upcountry region of Maui, Hawaii, the quaint town of Kula lies on the slopes of the infamous Haleakala and is home to many of the island’s farms and botanical gardens. Wallace, Idaho, is the only city in the USA entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Scenic Glen Ellyn, Illinois is a charming, picturesque, welcoming community that offers big city amenities with a small town feel. Farms dot the landscape around the town of Middlebury. Northeast.Iowa's prettiest town is historic Decorah. Experience the serene tree-lined streets of Marysville, home to the Black Squirrel and the first home station on the Pony Express. Scenic, historic Augusta, Kentucky amazes anytime of day. An historic district, plantation homes, parks and festivals make St. Francisville a jewel of Louisiana. Historic Kennebunk, Maine is a quintessential New England village with the added bonus of sandy beaches, a vibrant downtown and historical charm. Now known for its recreational boating, Annapolis, Maryland was a major port city in Colonial times. Fall foliage meets the sea in scenic Rockport Harbor in Massachusetts. Fantastic fireworks explode over the waterfront of Grand Haven. The Lake Superior harbor fishing village of Grand Marais, Minnesota has welcomed generations of adventure seekers and families, and serves as an inspirational home for many artists. Oxford was named for the city in Britain in a (successful) attempt to bring the University of Mississippi to the town. On the mighty Missouri River, Washington, Missouri’s Depot looks beautiful in the winter. The 19th century mining town of Philipsburg in southwest Montana still proves to be a gem for visitors, within close proximity to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Capitalizing on its cowboy culture and history, Ogallala, Nebraska is a great getaway for anyone looking to experience the Wild West. Genoa, Nevada, home to 939, offers a quaint town with historical charm. Visit the Genoa Bar, purportedly the oldest drinking parlor in Nevada, or check out Mormon Station State Historic Park, site of Nevada’s first permanent non-native settlement. Settled in 1623, Portsmouth, New Hampshire claims to be the third-oldest city in the USA Founded on the banks of the Delaware River in 1705, Lambertville, New Jersey is a haven for artists and craftsmen, and is known as “The Antiques Capital of New Jersey.” Ruidoso is a mountain town in southern New Mexico that features year-round outdoor activities, including mountain biking and skiing. Well-known for its music festivals, Woodstock, New York, is less than two hours from New York City and is known as “the most famous small town in the world.” In North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains is Waynesville with its quaint, urban charm and close proximity to outdoor adventures. Medora, North Dakota is filled with rustic charm and cowboy culture. Tipp City, Ohio’s downtown shopping district with two dozen shops and eateries is listed on the National Historic Register. The Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma, is a historic vaudeville theatre located along Route 66. Cowboys and world-class artists come together to call Joseph in Northeast Oregon, surrounded by the Wallowa mountain range. Founded in 1806 and incorporated in 1830, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is rich in cultural and natural resources; it’s also known as the “Home of Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.” Established in 1709, Rhode Island’s picturesque Wickford Village welcomes guests to well-preserved waterfront streets and varied shopping. Unique shops and apartments line historic Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina’s Promenade. Brookings has small town flavor with a growing a
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While the board members of the University of Alabama system were meeting at UAB's Alumni Hall today, a coalition of environmental, civic and student organizations gathered across the street to demonstrate a broad based opposition to a proposed coal mine along the Shepherd's Bend portion of the Black Warrior River. Original video produced for publication in The Locust Fork News-Journal @ LocustFork.Net Protesters Oppose Shepherd Bend Coal Mine http://blog.locustfork.net/2012/02/protesters-oppose-shepherd-bend-coal-mine/
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A photo compilation of historic photos taken of the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company's red ore mines of the Birmingham District from the 1890's to the early 1960's. The three main red ore divisions were named Ishkooda, Wenonah & Muscoda. Of all the red ore mines operated by TCI the Muscoda No.5 Mine was converted into an underground limestone mine in the early 1920's. In 1956 Woodward Iron Company purchased TCI's Muscoda Division to increase their underground mining operations of the Pyne Mine. The ore sintering plant was located at Wenonah. TCI constructed their 'high line' railroad in the early 1920's to connect with all their mining divisions along Red Mountain. The high line then ran from Wenonah to the TCI blast furnaces in Fairfield.
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YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A monster, record-setting catfish was recently caught in Susquehanna River, south of Lower Bear Island in York County.According to media reports, Jeff Bonawitz of East Lampeter Township reeled in a 50-pound, three-and-half feet long catfish on April 6.Bonawitz caught the fish on a live bluegill bait. "When it finally came up to the top, we thought it might be a mermaid,” Bonawitz jokingly told WPMT FOX43. “I’ve fished the Susquehanna for years and I’ve never caught anything quite like it.”The previous Pennsylvania catfish record was a 48-pounder caught in Blue Marsh Spillway in Berks County back in 2006. Upon getting the fish officially weighed and measured, Bonawitz released the fish back into the water. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Record-breaking catfish pulled from Susquehanna River in York Co... Fullscreen Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Jeff Bonawitz, of East Lampeter Township, holds a record-breaking catfish hauled out of the Susquehanna River in York County. The fish weighed in at 50 pounds and was over three-and-a-half feet long. Fish and Boat CommissionFullscreenJeff Bonawitz, of East Lampeter Township, holds a record-breaking catfish hauled out of the Susquehanna River in York County. The fish weighed in at 50 pounds and was over three-and-a-half feet long. Fish and Boat CommissionFullscreenInterested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries:Replay1 of 22 of 2AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPicturesque small towns in every state Fullscreen Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Alabama: Florence sits on the Tennessee River in North Alabama and is a gateway to Helen Keller’s home in nearby Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals’ tremendous music scene. Florence TourismFullscreenAlaska: Sitka is considered Alaska’s most beautiful seaside town, filled with history, culture and outdoor adventures. Blaine HarringtonFullscreenArizona: Bisbee, Arizona is a town full of extraordinary historic architecture, as well as home to a vital, living, breathing art and music scene, all in a setting of rugged natural beauty. Chuck FeilFullscreenArkansas: Beautifully preserved, Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eureka Springs CAPCFullscreenCalifornia: Often called the “Queen of the Sierras,” Murphys, California sits in the central Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, and was originally a goldrush town. Lisa BoultonFullscreenColorado: Ouray sits in a box canyon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and is famous for its hot springs. Matthew Genuit, OurayByDaylightFullscreenConnecticut: Mystic, Connecticut is home to Mystic Seaport, America’s leading maritime museum. Andrew Price, Mystic SeaportFullscreenDelaware: Old New Castle is a trip back to colonial times in Delaware's first capital and the landing site of William Penn. VisitDelaware
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_County,_Alabama 00:00:25 1 History 00:01:10 1.1 National Register of Historic Places 00:01:39 2 Geography 00:02:10 2.1 Adjacent counties 00:02:37 3 Demographics 00:06:21 3.1 2010 census 00:09:28 4 Government 00:09:37 5 Transportation 00:09:46 5.1 Major highways 00:09:56 5.2 Rail 00:10:09 6 Communities 00:10:18 6.1 Cities 00:10:37 6.2 Towns 00:10:57 6.3 Unincorporated communities 00:11:07 7 Places of interest 00:11:26 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9441859081569458 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Walker County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,023. Its county seat is Jasper. Its name is in honor of John Williams Walker, a member of the United States Senate.Walker County is included in the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Ambaji is an temple town with thousands of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every day. It is one of the major 51 Shakti Peetha in world. . It is at a distance of approximately 65 km from Palanpur, 45 kilometres from Mount Abu,and 185 kilometres from Ahmedabad 50 kilometer from Kadiyadra near the Gujarat.. In the holy temple of Arasuri Ambaji", is worshiped as the main deity. No one can see the Yantra with naked eye. . The original seat of Ambaji mata is on gabbar mountain in the town. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year specially on Purnima days. A large mela on Bhadarvi poornima (full moon day) is held. The temple is open from 7.00 am to 11.30 am, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor) I am Indian born, Hindi vlogger, world traveler, educator and motivator. Travelled USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and many more countries. As Hindi Indian Youtuber, I would like to help all people as much as I can. My aim is to educate & motivate people through this channel. India Wilds films is for travelling videos of Indian villages, World Street foods. USA, Canada immigration tips, Job search Tips. I have videos about how to get a job in Canada and USA and tips for new immigrant. If you have any questions, ask me in comments, I reply all the comments. My videos are in Hindi, Gujarati, English and French. I upload almost every day. Check out my website http://www.Indiawildfilms.com ➳ MY SOCIAL MEDIAS ➳ ★ PINTEREST: https://goo.gl/KzLc8p ★YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/IndiaWildFilms ★ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/indiawildfilms ★GOOGLE PLUS: https://goo.gl/B3UG1b ★INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/indiawildfilm/ ★TUMBLR: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/veganfly ★STUMBLEUPON: https://goo.gl/tOA70G ★FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/indiawildfilms ➳ Please visit my playlist ➳ ★ Indian Village LIfe : https://goo.gl/8LhdDl ★ Hindu Festivals : https://goo.gl/B4QIBt ★ Muslim Festivals :https://goo.gl/vLXMkQ ★ Indian Recipes : https://goo.gl/DRaVrG ★ Funny Videos: https://goo.gl/RQLw9y ★ Health and Fitness : https://goo.gl/J6yOlG ★ My Life : https://goo.gl/7LZbkP ★ Canada Travel Videos : https://goo.gl/YuTcYk ★ USA Travel Videos : https://goo.gl/3389CS If you happen to like this video and or helped you in anyway, please help me get this video out there by "sharing" and "thumbs up" this video to help others :) and if you haven't subscribed to my channel yet please do, I have more videos coming up. For more questions and inquiries please don't hesitate to comment/contact me below the video. Please Comment, share and subscribe my Channel at https://goo.gl/hKnZXi -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Canada की जानकारी हिंदी में | Indian shopping in Canada" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG93QVZ55-k -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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