One Game, One Inning - The Major League Career of Birmingham Native Ernest Thompson Cox
Earnest T. Cox was born in Birmingham in 1894 and died there in 1974. For one inning in 1922, he became baseball pitcher in the major leagues. To read about his moment in the "Bigs," go to our blog page or click below.
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Irondale Furnace artifacts from the History
Center's collection can be found in a case at
the Mountain Brook City Hall. The Irondale
Furnace, located in present-day Mountain
Brook, went into operation in 1863, producing
pig iron for the Confederacy. It was destroyed
by fire and explosion by Federal troops during
Wilson's Raid in March of 1865.
Irondale Furnace, c.1864
History Center artifact cases can also be found in the Alabama Theatre lobby and the lobby of the Tutwiler Hotel.