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Near Elverson in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cooling Shed

Hauling and cooling charcoal

 
 
Cooling Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Cooling Shed Marker
Inscription.
Teamsters drove wagonloads of hot, newly made charcoal to this cooling shed. Paid by the load delivered, workers dumped charcoal here by removing wagon floorboards. Once charcoal cooled, it was moved and piled in the stone storage house in front of you and later used as furnace fuel.

Occasionally charcoal caught fire. To salvage part of his load, a teamster pulled wagon floorboards, dropping charcoal to the ground. During an uncontrollable fire, a teamster headed his wagon straight for a stream.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 12.342′ N, 75° 46.476′ W. Marker is near Elverson, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Click for map. Marker is next to the cooling shed on the grounds of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site off Shed Road (Pennsylvania Route 345). Marker is in this post office area: Elverson PA 19520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anthracite Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Headraces (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal Pit (within shouting distance
Cooling Shed and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Cooling Shed and Marker
of this marker); Ironmaster's Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warwick Furnace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colonel Thomas Bull (approx. 3.9 miles away); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elverson.
 
Also see . . .  Hopewell Furnace. (Submitted on November 1, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Cooling Shed and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Cooling Shed and Marker
Charcoal Wagon at Cooling Shed image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. Charcoal Wagon at Cooling Shed
Marker Photo Showing Charoal Cooling image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
5. Marker Photo Showing Charoal Cooling
"Newly made charcoal cooled for days. A collier raked over a pile of fresh charcoal to keep it from re-igniting."
Charcoal in Stone Storage Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
6. Charcoal in Stone Storage Building
Charcoal in Cart image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
7. Charcoal in Cart
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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