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David Thomas

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. David Thomas Marker
Inscription. "Father of the American anthracite iron industry" lived here. A native of Wales, he built Crane Iron Works, deemed the world's first anthracite iron furnace to be completely successful, both commercially & from an engineering standpoint.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 39.311′ N, 75° 28.466′ W. Marker is in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and 2nd Street on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catasauqua PA 18032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crane Iron Works (approx. mile away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. mile away); Biery's Port (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Taylor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saylor Park-Welcome (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (approx. 1.9 miles away); Discovery of Portland Cement (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Catasauqua.
 
Also see . . .  David Thomas - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 14, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
David Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. David Thomas Marker
David Thomas Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. David Thomas Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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