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Charles Linn, 1814-1882. The following information is from the brass plaque on the north side of the mausoleum. "Son of a Swedish ironmaster, Linn built Birmingham's first industry, Birmingham Car & foundry Co. (Linn Iron Works); the first bank, The National Bank of Birmingham; and the city's first park, called Linn Park. When the population was less than 4000, Linn prophesied: 'Bury me on the high promontory overlooking the city of Birmingham, in which you men profess to have little faith; so that I may walk out on Judgment Day and view the greatest industrial city in the entire South.'" The plaque was placed by the Linn-Henley Charitable Trust, established by Walter E. Henley (1877-1961) for the citizens of Jefferson County.

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