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Old 07-18-2010, 06:35 AM   #86
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Most of the markers no longer exist.

Evidence of vandalism is all around.

















Little Mary Alice's grave is but one of several disturbed graves.









This long lost cemetery is listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.



The cemetery was purchased by the Red Mountain Park in 2009.







I suspect many of the occupants of this lost cemetery were employed at a local iron furnace less than a mile away.

This area was originally known as Ironton and played a major role in the Birmingham iron industry.




In 1876, this was the location of the "Eureka Experiment."


More later.

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