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East Canaan, Connecticut Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
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Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — Birth of an Industry The Iron Works of The 1700's Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument —
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
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — Casting Arch & Furnace Hearth Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
Casting Arch & Furnace Hearth Casting Arch 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
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — East Canaan Veterans Monument
[ north side ] This Memorial Was Erected By The Citizens & Friends of East Canaan Conn 1928 [ west side ] In Memory Of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call 1917 – 1918 [ east side ] In . . . — Map (db m41853) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — Salamander Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
Salamander 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
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — Samuel Forbes
This Land Was Deeded To The Church By Samuel Forbes As a Burying Ground In 1823 Names of the 126 Bodies Who Rest Here Are Recorded in the "Book of Rememberance." — Map (db m41854) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — Tuyere Arch Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
Tuyere Arch 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
Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — What Is This Place? Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
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

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