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Oct 5, 2014 - Revisiting Cornwall Iron Furnace - took tour

We went back for the tour that we missed last time here, what is amazing is that though the structure and the insides have been restored, the wood floors, the fly wheels, the furnace itself, most of the part are original and they date back to the 1700s and what a treasure. A must see.

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Sep 22, 2014 - Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall Iron Furnace is an extraordinary example of the furnaces that dotted the Pennsylvania countryside in the 18th and 19th centuries. Around it developed villages, artisans’ shops, stores, schools, churches, and the home of a wealthy ironmaster. All of the raw materials necessary for the smelting process — iron ore, limestone and wood for charcoal — were found in this self contained iron plantation. Cornwall Iron Furnace, the only surviving intact charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, attests to the once great iron...

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