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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry Across South Mountain—Part II of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The safety and health of our community are of utmost importance to us. This program has been postponed. The new date is yet to be determined and will be posted here when confirmed. 

Presented by Andre Weltman, Chairman, Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

Andre Weltman will discuss the impact of the iron industry—in terms of ore pits, greenhouse gasses, and labor—plus the largest (and lasting) legacy of ironmaking in our region, its affect on the forests. This impact on the forests affected the way of life for area residents.

“Once you know what you’re looking for, you can recognize the shadow of the charcoal iron industry truly everywhere in the Michaux State Forest,” Weltman said. He will talk about the the remaining visible legacy of the iron industry. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to [email protected].

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March 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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