Long Eddy Industry
Long Eddy was teeming with industry during the late 1800's. Factories and mills produced board lumber, furniture, rolling pins, handles for rakes and hoes, spindles, porch posts, corn meal, buckwheat flour, wooden cheese boxes and excelsior. The large "acid factories" burned wood in large ovens to produce charcoal, acetate and wood alcohol.
To keep up with the industry, Long Eddy formed utilities. The Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company built a dam across the Delaware River to provide water power. (It was short-lived, as a flood took it down the river.) Long Eddy had its own water and telephone companies.
Erected by Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features.
Location. 41° 51.16′ N, 75° 8.238′ W. Marker is in Long Eddy, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Acid Factory Road west of Kinney Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Eddy NY 12760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Also see . . . Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley at Facebook. (Submitted on August 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on August 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.