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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fueling The Furnace

 
 
Fueling The Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 26, 2020
1. Fueling The Furnace Marker
Inscription.  For 6 to 9 months a year, the Iron Furnace was "in blast." These quiet hills came alive with the sounds of axes and picks, horses and wagons, and the shouts of hardworking men-24 hours a day,7 days a week! A blast furnace requires large . quantities of locally harvested raw materials-charcoal, limestone, and iron ore. Like spokes on a wheel, roads and trails crossed the hills and creeks, all leading to this site of the Iron Furnace village. Every hour, "fillers” hauled 74 bushels of charcoal, 500 pounds of limestone, and 1,500 pounds of iron ore across the bridge and into the furnace. The furnace yielded 9 tons of pig iron every 24 hours.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 29.95′ N, 88° 19.667′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Illinois, in Hardin County. Marker is on County Road 750E 0.1 miles north of County Road 12, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown IL 62931, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Community Comes Alive (here, next to this marker); Illinois Iron Furnace
Fueling The Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 26, 2020
2. Fueling The Furnace Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fluorite Mining (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rosiclare: The Fluorite Center of Hardin County, the United States and the World (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mine It, Mill It, Ship It (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Cave (approx. 9.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
The Furnace image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 26, 2020
3. The Furnace
Additional nearby plaque image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 26, 2020
4. Additional nearby plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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