Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylnavia

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

In colonial and pioneer days, mineral resources were where you found them, even if they were of marginal quality. Iron ore was mined in this area and refined into iron here.
Below: some items made here.  
Suppose there was a forge at Valley Forge? There was.

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020