Dora Community, County Road 81, Dora, Walker County, AL
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County Road 81, Dora, AL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AL-99
Significance: This mining boomtown and railroad distribution center represents the importance of the Warrior Coal Fields to the Birmingham District. While communities of this type once flourished throughout the District, few intact examples remain. Dora contains a brick commercial strip, a fine jail, a railroad tunnel and turn of the century residences of prosperous miners, and remains as one of the most intact examples of this type of community in the District. A WPA gymnasium, now the Alabama Mining Museum, also contains artifacts and collections that document the history of coal mining throughout the Birmingham District.
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1. EXTERIOR/STREETSCAPE VIEW ALONG WALKER COUNTY 81 WITH FOUNDATIONS OF THE DORA STATION (LEFT) AND ABANDONED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS (RIGHT).
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