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Birmingham, It's Classic

Updated: May 11, 2007, 9:16 PM ET
By Sam Eifling — Feb. 5, 2007 | Special to ESPN SportsTravel

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Birmingham was founded virtually as a foundry, a city born of fire and pig iron, at an intersection of rail lines and geology that provided it the access and raw materials to make it the steel capital of the South.

Named for England's industrial powerhouse, Birmingham built itself on the back of soot-smeared labor, then was baptized in the explosive civil rights movement, forever a city burning.

Alabama's largest city ...

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