Wheeling Steel

June 11, 1884: Riverside Iron Works Make Steel Using Bessemer Converter

On June 11, 1884, the state’s first Bessemer converter went into operation at the Riverside Iron Works in Wheeling. The Bessemer process made steel even…

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June 25, 1939: Musicians from Wheeling Steel Perform to 26,000 at New York's World Fair

On June 25, 1939, musicians from the Wheeling Steel Corporation performed at New York’s World’s Fair before 26,000 listeners. The performers, selected…

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