Comment on Kessler “Cotton” by day45

Something that I have come across in regards to cotton growing is that cotton was on the downgrade until Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which made cotton production more worthwhile. Cotton production sky rocketed, which then led to an increase in …

Comment on The Iron Revolution by day45

There’s actually a pretty cool pig iron forge in this part of Virginia that I’ve been to. There’s a class offered at VT called History of Virginia and in the class we traveled around southwest Virginia on a field trip and one of the places we stopped was a forge. It was cool to learn more about iron and to learn why pig iron got its name.