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Near Shasta Lake in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Heroult Electric Arc Furnace

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2013
1. Heroult Electric Arc Furnace Marker
Inscription.
ASM International
The Materials Information Society

has designated
Heroult Electric Arc Furnace
an Historical Landmark

In 1907, at Shasta County, the first electric arch furnace in the western hemisphere was utilized for the direct production of iron from this area’s indigenous resources of magnetite (Fe3O4), charcoal, limestone, and hydro electricity. It operated at the town of Herouit, CA, named in honor of the furnace inventor Paul Herouit of France (who assisted in the installation). The town site, located at the Pitt and McCloud rivers, was subsequently submerged by the rising waters behind Shasta Dam in 1945.
 
Erected 1998 by The Materials Information Society.
 
Location. 40° 42.941′ N, 122° 24.958′ W. Marker is near Shasta Lake, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Shata Dam Boulevard (California Route 151), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake CA 96019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneers Who “Held the Ribbons” (approx. 5.6 miles away); Diestelhorst Auto Camp / Reid’s Ferry
Heroult Electric Arc Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2013
2. Heroult Electric Arc Furnace Marker
(approx. 8.6 miles away); Pioneer Baby's Grave (approx. 8.9 miles away); Coyle-Foster Barn (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Coyle-Foster Barn in its Heyday (approx. 9 miles away); Gallows (approx. 9 miles away); Shasta County Court House (approx. 9 miles away); “Stage Drivers’ Plaque” (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This markers is located at the eastern end of Shasta Dam.
 
Also see . . .  Marker Dedication. On September 25, 1999, at Shasta Dam in California, and before a group of about 50 people including four members of the Héroult family, a plaque was unveiled to pay tribute to the submerged town of Heroult and to the man after whom the town was named. The plaque is placed in a location where it can be seen by the 100,000 people that visit the dam each year. (Submitted on December 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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