The ad on the left was in an iron manufacturing publication.
The note on the right is "scrip." Furnace employees were not paid with money but with scrip. Scrip was printed in varying amounts and could be exchanged for goods in the company store - food, clothing, etc. at inflated amounts.
Furnace workers never had money until the latter years and it was very little. They lived in company houses (the foundations of those still visible in Superior).
Schools and churches were in close proximity, everything was purchased from the company store or provided by the company, doctors made the rounds in each village and all of the rural furnaces have accompanying cemeteries (with the exception of Oak Ridge. It only operated for a year and a half).
J.W. Dempsey is buried in Woodland Cemetery:
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Vesuvius Furnace Cemetery
The cemetery road is blocked to vehicles but you are allowed to walk along it....it is 0.6 miles out Co. Rd. 29 on the left.