Society for Industrial Archaeology (SIA)

Southern Chapter Field Trip, January, 2010

The Chapter took a field trip to Sloss Furnace

Sloss Furnace Curator Karen Utz was our host and gave a very interesting talk about the furnace.  There was good discussion between all present and breakfast goodies provided by Karen.  The meeting included election of new officers for the coming year as well as discussions of upcoming trips.  After the meeting a tour of the Sloss Furnace property was available for our group.

Curator Karen Utz tells us about Sloss and how it was preserved (Newman photo) New Officers Jim Bennett, Secretary and John Stewart, President make plans (Newman photo)
After the meeting we had a group photo and then a tour for our group. (Newman photo)

L to R: Our docent Heather Guy; Newman, Eiland, Burns, Yuill, Goggins, Stewart, Addison, Bennett, Schulman, JD Weeks and grandkids, Whatley

On tour, at the base of one blast furnace; casting channel at the right Aerial view with Sloss at the top, and Birmingham Terminal Station at the bottom; 1st Ave viaduct from left to right
Field Trip Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark, January 23, 2010

Thanks to the staff at Sloss Furnace and especially to Karen Utz, Curator

November, 2009 SIA field trip to Redding Shaft Mine on Red Mountain

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