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Tannehill History books for order


Tannehill Ghost Stories and Other Selected Shorts:

As told by patrons of Tannehil Ironworks Historical State Park

— by James R. Bennett

A book of Alabama folklore detailing 26 ghost stories tangentially associated with the Tannehill Ironworks and the Birmingham iron and steel district. Heavily illustrated, this volume includes 132 pages. Published by the Seacoast Publishing Company, this is a book that's fun to read leaving the reader to decide if the paranormal exists or if unexplained happenings have some other logical explanation. It will strain your imagination in a delightful way.


PAPER BACK: $15.00 


The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama

With new introduction by James R. Bennett

— by Ethel Armes

The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama, the classic historical account of the Alabama iron and coal industry written by Ethel Armes in 1910 with a new introduction by James R. Bennett who gives an account of Miss Armes and how she came to write this epic work.This book has recently been reprinted by the University of Alabama Press.


PAPER BACK: $48.50


Alabama Blast Furnaces

With new introduction by James R. Bennett

— by Joseph H. Woodward II, Woodward Iron Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 1940.

Alabama Blast Furnaces is a 2007 University of Alabama Press reprint of the original 1940 book that was written by Joseph H Woodward II. of the Woodward Iron Company with a new Introduction by James R. Bennett (author of Tannehill & the Growth of the Alabama Iron Industry).


PAPER BACK: $19.95 


Tannehill Ironworks – Images of America

— by James R. Bennett

This new book by James R. Bennett tells the story with over 200 historical photographs with an interesting narrative of the Tannehill Ironworks and its brown ore mines from 1830 to the 1960s. Published by the Arcadia Publishing Company, this 128 page book also covers with pictures the site archaeology and restoration of the Tannehill Ironworks and its re-firing as part of the American Bicentennial in 1976.


PAPER BACK: $21.99


Iron & Steel:

A Driving Guide to the Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage

— by James R. Bennett and Karen R. Utz

This guidebook of historic iron-production sites is designed to give the reader a factual and illuminating look at the people and events that shaped Birmingham into one of America’s leading steel centers. Iron & Steel is heavily illustrated with both color and historical black-and-white photographs. It can be used while visiting parks or read as a coherent volume before or after a visit.


PAPER BACK: $19.95 

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Tannehill and the Growth of the Alabama Iron Industry

— by James R. Bennett

Jim Bennett does a splendid job in writing the account for which he received the prestigious Coley Award from the Alabama Historical Association as the best local history of 2000. This fascinating book, now in its second printing, is a beautiful 8 1/2 x 11 comprehensive history with 488 pages lavishly illustrated with over 260 photographs and maps which can be ordered in paper back or hardcover.

PAPER BACK: $35.00

HARD COVER: $45.00

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