Ken Wheeler, Iron Man

This (unfortunately poor quality) photo is of Ken Wheeler being introduced by Joe Kitchens in the theatre of the Funk Heritage Center, where Ken gave a talk┬áthis week on “The Struggles and Destruction of the Etowah Valley Iron Industry in the Civil War.”

Dr. Wheeler has been working on this topic for some time, and hopes eventually to publish a book about it.

UPDATE: Some better photographs of the event courtesy of Reinhardt’s media relations team:

And a photograph of the remains of one of the Etowah iron furnaces, from the 2012 conference referenced above: