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Lane Park - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 29.388 W 086° 46.634
16S E 520694 N 3705610
Quick Description: Lane Park Historical Marker, Birmingham, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 2:14:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPH3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Historical marker detailing the history of the area now containing the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The marker was placed by the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society, the Birmingham Zoo, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Descendants of William Pullen. The marker is located on Cahaba Road across from the entrance to the Zoo.
Marker Name: Lane Park

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with 4,767 burials. The name changed to Red Mountain Cemetery, then to Red Mountain Park and finally to Lane Park in honor of Birmingham Mayor A.O. Lane. The land was also used for the Allen Gray Fish Hatchery ( fed by Pullen Springs), a stone quarry , a complete baseball diamond, and a golf driving range. Several of the stone structures were erected by the WPA. Two hundred acres are now the home of the Birmingham Zoo (est. 1954) and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (est. 1962).

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2000

Marker Number: None

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