Exploring Alabama – The Mystery of Marvel Mine

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DeBandi, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    I just wanted to say "thanks" for all the great responses.:kumbaya
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  2. erichthered

    erichthered Been here awhile

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    Love the historical ride reports.:clap Keep them coming.
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  3. JoshinBham

    JoshinBham fail

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    Loved the repot, keep it up!!






    Josh
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  4. BamaDirtPilot

    BamaDirtPilot Adventurer

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    Great report as usual.... :clap

    I'll have to visit Blockton and see this, I now live in Alabaster.
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  5. mike1952

    mike1952 Long timer

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    I remember studying these areas in college years ago. It would be great if mines could be saved for history like so many other sites. They just dont get the respect they deserve. Those old mines grew our country. Good job. BTW my great grandfather died in a coal mine explosion in Trinidad, Colorado. I am trying to find out more about him now that I have more time in my life.
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  6. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    Time to return to this location. More to find..... :thumb
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  7. muddriller

    muddriller Been here awhile

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    Great report, thanks.

    Todd
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  8. Joe Shimano

    Joe Shimano Been here awhile

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    I was all around it today (I think). Rode 2 up with my youngest son
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  9. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    I live pretty close to Marvel, Great place to explore!
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  10. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    :wink:

    Nic
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  11. ghostownguy57

    ghostownguy57 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the report. Great pictures, new and old. I like to explore places like this too. I want to see as much as I can, before it dissapears.
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  12. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Apologies for dredging up this ancient post, but I wondered if you have any of these photos on another site somewhere? The history is fascinating, would love to see some photos to go along with the text.

    Are there any active steel mills left in Alabama?
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  13. JeeBee

    JeeBee Been here awhile

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    I'm also interested in this. I go back from time to time and reread these awesome threads of DeBandi's. I miss the history and the way it was presented. I hate to see them lost. The rides with history are some of my favorite threads.
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