Youngstown, O. - An image from a not often seen angle of the Jeanette blast furnace at YS&T’s Brier Hill works. This is the same Jenny that Springsteen sang about in his song Youngstown, but I’m told guys down the mill didn’t call her that.
This was taken in 1975 by Joseph R. “Bud” Puskarich who was nice enough to share it this site. My godfather/late Uncle Bob Grilli was working for Sheet & Tube at this time at the Campbell works. They would shut down the bar mill for a couple weeks in the summer and he was sent up here on a labor gang; they had him relining the open hearths. He said it was so hot in there they had to wear wooden platforms strapped to the bottom of their boots to keep them from melting. Imagine that job in July.