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Home of First Iron “T” Rail in America

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker
Inscription. Mine car typical of those used in the iron ore mines beneath Montour Ridge in Montour County. Iron ore was mined for approximately fifty years in the townships of Liberty, Valley, Mahoning, West Hemlock and Cooper. Skilled Welsh miners opened the mines and worked with Irish, English and German miners to make Danville's early iron industry a success. This car is a tribute to those men and their contribution to the industrial revolution
 
Location. 40° 57.618′ N, 76° 37.14′ W. Marker is in Danville, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is at the intersection of Mills Street and Market Street on Mills Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the lawn of the Montour County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Mill Street, Danville PA 17821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montour County (here, next to this marker); Montour County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); The North Branch Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Iron Rails (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Sholes
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 6.4 miles away); Washingtonville Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
3. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker
Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
4. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker
Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
5. Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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