The Spirits of Sloss Furnaces


Sloss Furnaces was built in 1881, the first of numerous blast furnaces to manufacture pig iron in Birmingham, Alabama; catalyzing the Industrial Revolution in the postwar south.  But this lucrative new economy came at a high cost to the men who toiled to keep the furnace fed, and many believe that echoes of their tragic past still reverberate through the tunnels and catwalks of this icon of American industry.