ISBN: 1179656911 / ISBN-13: 9781179656915
Harper's Weekly Volume 47
by John Bonner
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...knives. Twelve old-fashioned stone-furnace stacks in Barlow County tell the story of the early iron industry, but none of them are in operation, though a heavy tonnage of Bartow County ore is shipped out of tlfe State. There are five modern charcoal-furnaces and one coke-furnace in Georgia, all but two in operation. The Cherokee furnace at Cedartown, ovncd by the Georgia and Alabama Iron Company, makes sixty tons per day of charcoal iron from brown ore mined at the Grady bank near the plant. It is low in hosphorus and high.in manganese, and an exceptionaliy fine carwheel iron. The Rome furnace, with a daily capacity of sixty tons, makes n. fine quality of charcoal iron from a mixture of brown and red fossil ores. The product is used in car-wheels. The Tallapoosa furnace, with a thirty-ton capacity, also makes charcoal iron of good quality, mainly from brown ore. The Etna furnace was built in the early seventies to make charcoal iron. It is smaller than the others, and a. larger furnace will probably be built there. Ridge Valley furnace, in Floyd County, nine miles north of Rome, is a charcoal-furnace at present out of blast. A large coke-furnace of 200 tons capacity is in operation at Rising Fawn. It is ovncd by Atlanta capitslists, headed by Joel Hurt, and the ore used is mined in Bnrtow County. Most of the car-wheel iron manufactured in Alabama. is made from brown ore mined in Georgia because there is very little ore in Alabama that will make so fine a quality of charcoal iron. The mining and shipping of iron ore in Bartow, Polk, and Floyd counties is an important industry, apart from the manufacture of iron. A great deal of manganese is ship ed from Bartow County to Pittsburg. The larger deposits of coal in Alabama have made that State the scene of an im...