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Leechburg in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Siberian Iron Works

 
 
The Siberian Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. The Siberian Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  Established by William Rogers and T.J. Burchfield in 1872, the company was one of the first in the nation to produce black plate and tin plate. The Works entered a market dominated by imports from England and Wales and attracted skilled labor from there. It supplied domestic and exported tin for cookware, canning and roofing. In 1874, the Works was the first to power its operation with natural gas instead of coal. The mill operated here until 1931.
 
Erected 2021 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 40° 37.644′ N, 79° 36.533′ W. Marker is in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Located in Leechburg Riverfront Park by the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leechburg PA 15656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vandergrift
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Vandergrift (approx. 2.8 miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 3 miles away); Nellie Bly (approx. 3.7 miles away); Freeport (approx. 5 miles away); Freeport Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leechburg.
 
The Siberian Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. The Siberian Iron Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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