Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Isn't It Iron-ic

USA US-3348638 received 04-30-2015

Sent by: sweetlikesteph
From: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
ID number: US-3348638
Notes: The Tannehill Ironworks were built in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama starting in 1830.  It was a major supplier of iron for Confederate ordnance during the American Civil War.  That made the furnaces, shown here, and the foundry big targets for the Union Army.  On March 31, 1865, three companies of the U.S. 8th Iowa Cavalry burned the buildings to the ground.  The furnace remains, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Tannehill State Park also features the John Wesley Hall Grist Mill, the May Plantation Cotton Gin House, and the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama.  


wassamatta_u said...

The 8th Iowa Calvary?

Kristin aka Trekkie Gal said...

Hey, it's a word! Not the right word, but still a word, which means that spell check didn't catch it. :P