Industry in the Mountains: The Tahawus Mine in Adirondack History

 

The Kelly Adirondack Center

in collaboration with UCALL present

 

Phil Terrie

Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green University

 

STACK AT THE ‘NEW’FURNACE, CA. 1900. Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service [Public Domain], via WikiCommons

Wednesday, November 13

5:30 p.m. lecture, refreshments from 5:00 p.m.

Reamer Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Anyone who has approached the High Peaks from the south has driven past the imposing ruins of a blast furnace beside the road into Upper Works. What was this huge pile of carefully cut Adirondack granite? How did it work? Who developed this remote iron mine deep in the wilderness? How did the Tahawus mine fit into the larger picture of exploration and settlement in the Adirondacks? This illustrated presentation will investigate the development and significance of the McIntyre Iron Works.

 

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