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Clay Furnace

Clay Furnace Historical Marker, along Rte. 62 at the intersection of Clay Furnace Road (the road behind the sign).

 

Clay Furnace

First successful use of raw bituminous coal in place of charcoal, 1846; and of unmixed Lake Superior iron ore in 1856.  Built in 1845 by Vincent & Himrod; named for Henry Clay.  Abandoned in 1861. The site is 2 miles away.

Photographed May 2000

 

 

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