The Shoals Old Railroad Bridge T-Shirt by Hometown Heritage
The Old Railroad Bridge Located In Sheffield, AL
The Shoals in Alabama is composed of four cities: Florence, Sheffield, Muscle Shoals, and Tuscumbia. When it was first built, it served the entire area as a connector and crossed the Tennessee River. The location was originally used as a river crossing by Native Americans, including Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw to connect to other trails that went as far as modern-day Nashville to the north and New Orleans to the south. Around 1819, the Florence Ferry was established in the area, with a bridge finally being built in 1840. The original bridge was a primitive (although high-tech for the time) structure of eight wooden trusses on rock piers anchored into the bedrock. After facing a series of natural disasters, the bridge was rebuilt in 1860, but burnt by Confederate Colonel Helm on the orders of General Albert Johnston in 1862 during the Civil War, cutting the citizens of the Florence area off from the outside world. In the late 1880s-1890s, the bridge was rebuilt and renamed the Old Railroad Bridge, and used well into the 1939, when a separate bridge was built. Falling into disarray, the bridge’s future was uncertain until government leaders decided to restore the part of the bridge still anchored in Sheffield, AL.
You can show your love for The Shoals and the Old Railroad Bridge with this delightful Comfort Colors shirt that comes in Khaki, White, and Cumin. Made of 100% ring spun cotton and soft-washed to guarantee your comfort, this t-shirt may be the softest one in your closet. Preshrunk to ensure the perfect fit, garment-dyed to keep it vibrant and double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem ensure this shirt will last for years to come.
Whether you’re exploring the Old Railroad Bridge, The Shoals or anywhere else in the great state of Alabama, this shirt will safeguard your comfort while allowing you to look stylish. Tell anyone you meet the history of the Old Railroad Bridge and let them think you’re the ultimate historian.
- Hand Drawn and Printed on Comfort Colors T-Shirt in the USA
- Featuring the iconic Old Railroad Bridge in the Shoals area
- 100% ringspun cotton
- Preshrunk, soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric
- Double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem
- Twill taped shoulder-to-shoulder
- Left Chest Pocket
- Short Sleeve T-Shirt
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