Sloss Furnaces Museum - Birmingham, Al postcard
It says on the back:
“In 1881 railroad magnate James Withers Sloss constructed a pair of blast furnaces on this site. Extensively rebuilt in 1927-28, the plant continued to produce pig iron until 1970. Now it is a City of Birmingham museum….” and so on.
Now you know.
1881 huh? My great grandfather, William A. Hunter’s son John Rafas Hunter’s daughter Emma Viola and her husband Andrew J. Abercrombie moved to Birmingham for Andrew to work in the steel mills – and spent the rest of their lives there.