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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain

Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain

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Andre Weltman, chairman of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, will discuss the connection between the 19th-century charcoal iron industry and today’s South Mountain landscape. Modern trails and campsites often overlap with still-visible remnants of an important part of iron making: transforming the forests into charcoal fuel for the region’s iron furnaces.

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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain