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Historical Markers and War Memorials in East Canaan, Connecticut
Location of East Canaan, Connecticut
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|Birth of an Industry
The Iron Works of The 1700's
Iron forges came early to the Blackberry River, with the first Catalan forge built in 1739 downstream from this point. About this time young Samuel Forbes (1729-1827) arrived on the scene, first . . . — — Map (db m41979) HM|
|Casting Arch & Furnace Hearth
This arch was used to gain access to the hearth area of the furnace. It is the largest of the four arches in the furnace structure. It is from this opening that molten iron flowed into sand molds to . . . — — Map (db m41976) HM|
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Was Erected By The
Citizens & Friends
East Canaan Conn
[ west side ]
In Memory Of
Those Who Answered
Their Country's Call
1917 – 1918
[ east side ]
In . . . — — Map (db m41853) HM|
This 10-ton chunk of iron formed in the hearth area of the furnace. While there are a number of things that can cause the formation of a salamander this one was probably due to a failure in the masonry of the hearth which allowed molten . . . — — Map (db m41981) HM|
|This Land Was Deeded To
The Church By
As a Burying Ground
Names of the 126 Bodies
Who Rest Here Are Recorded
"Book of Rememberance." — — Map (db m41854) HM|
One of three such arches, this opening was used to route hot blast air to the furnace. Simulated piping has been installed in this arch to show how it could have looked when the furnace was in operation. Basically the piping consists of . . . — — Map (db m41982) HM|
|What Is This Place?
Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
You are standing in front of the remains of an iron furnace. This facility, Beckley Furnace, operated from 1847 until 1919, making it one of the last of its kind to operate in the United . . . — — Map (db m41975) HM|