Saugus in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Sources for iron tools and hardware were sometimes unreliable. Some early settlers that had learned their trades as cutlers or gunsmiths adapted their skills to meet the more general demands of their neighbors. To these and other blacksmiths, and their customers from the surrounding communities, a local source of iron was important. These skilled tradesmen fashioned a wide variety of utilitarian objects for family, farm and industry.
These 17th century iron artifacts were uncovered during the six years of excavation and reconstruction work. They are part of the large collection displayed in the museum.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 28.159′ N, 71° 0.412′ W. Marker is in Saugus, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Bridge Street. The marker is at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site on the path to the blacksmith shop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saugus MA 01906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); River Basin Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Casting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Making Iron (about 400 feet away); Appleton's Pulpit (approx. ¼ mile away); Saugus Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saugus Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saugus Korea/Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saugus.
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