Feb. 1, 2023

18: Alabama's Sloss Furnace

18: Alabama's Sloss Furnace

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The Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama is a place filled with strong emotional energy. The Sloss Furnace was the main manufacturer of pig iron in the United States during the Industrial Revolution, providing jobs to the lower class. Unfortunately, the Mill had a high mortality rate with 60 workers losing their lives due to an unsafe and unregulated working environment.

This conversation focuses around not only this notorious furnace but also the man behind many of their deaths, james Robert Wormwood, also known as Slag.

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