Thursday, June 25, 2009

I made a new friend . . .Tredebear!

My new friend, Tredebear, took me for a tour of the historic Tredegar Iron Works while in Richmond, VA. This site, with its 1861 Gun Foundry, was the nation's fourth largest producer of iron for the Confederate states during the war. The production included everything from railroad ties and munitions to the iron plating for the CSS Virginia otherwise known as the USS Merrimack (you know, from the March 9, 1862 Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads or the Monitor vs. Merrimack?) Here we're sitting on one of the historic industrial relics - the cupola furnace.

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