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

photograph of the blast furnace at Tahawus

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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.