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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Railroads'

 

51. Alabama Railroads

 

While the first railroad in Alabama was completed in 1832, the state's railroad industry did not flourish until the late nineteenth century. Hundreds of Alabama towns sprung up along the rail lines that criss-crossed the state. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera celebrates Alabama's railroad heritage.