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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Sloss Furnaces carries a rich legacy that began in the post-Civil War South and continues through to today. It was founded in 1882 by James Withers Sloss who paid only $180,000 to have it built. Sloss Furnaces became a symbol of pride and progress in the South. It was the first to export iron overseas and helped make Birmingham, AL a thriving city.
Listen as historians take you through Sloss's legacy and ironworkers recount what it was like to work inside its walls.
Content Areas: Social Studies
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[T1] ALS (4) 9: Describe political, social, and economic conditions in Alabama during Reconstruction.
[T1] UH4 (11) 1: Explain the transition of the United States from an agrarian society to an industrial nation prior to World War I.