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Iron Ore Bed

 
 
Iron Ore Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
1. Iron Ore Bed Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1811 Mr. Knickerbocker discovered iron ore when digging a well. Ore was first dug by hand and shipped out Bear Creek harbor. Later this ore fed local furnace.
 
Erected by Town of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 43° 14.228′ N, 77° 16.451′ W. Marker is in Ontario, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Furnace Road, 0.4 miles south of Kenyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6584 Furnace Road, Ontario NY 14519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Furnace (approx. one mile away); Fire of 1885 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Log Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Baptist Meeting House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crombe Exhibit Barn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Heritage Corners (approx. 2.1 miles away); Town of Ontario Timeline (approx. 2.1 miles away); Warner House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ontario.
 
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Iron Ore Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
2. Iron Ore Bed Marker
View is southward.
Iron Ore Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
3. Iron Ore Bed Marker
Marker is adjacent to Bear Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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