HISTORY OF STEEL – Steel in the United States of America

There were vast untapped resources of iron in the West. The United States produced only one-fifth of the total iron that England had produced. Post the Civil War, however, American industrialists focused on the Bessemer process and gave birth to a steel industry that would reap more profits than the Gold Rush of 1849. American steel would be used to build roads, bridges, and railway tracks across the country.

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