First Iron Furnace This story tells about a runaway slave
killing John Bruce; also speaks of Thos. W. Means being an
Bloody Affair "This story was found in the Oregon Spectator
Newspaper, December 12, 1850. The paper quotes the Ohio Journal. The
actual incident happened July 15, 1850. As the Ironton Register
didn't begin until August 1, 1850, this is a part of history that
would have been lost forever had these newspapermen not recorded it
in the far west."