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Iron furnace at Foster Falls

The iron furnace at Foster Falls was constructed in 1881 by the Foster Falls Mining and Manufacturing Company and enlarged and improved in 1906.

The Foster Falls furnace possesses a design and composition more distinctive of iron ore processing facilities of the mid-19th century, reflecting few of the numerous advances made during the last 15-to-20 years of the century, such as coke-fueled “hot blast” technology.

The furnace at Foster Falls was the last of the cold-blast, charcoal-fueled furnaces to operate in the region.
(Photo: 2008)