Decades ago, I learned there were relics of old iron furnaces in New Jersey. About a decade ago I learned there were some in southeast Ohio. This past year I learned there we some in Kentucky. But today is the first I knew there was one in Illinois. This goes on the "todo" list to get some photos of the interpretive signs.
|Jane Netzler posted
So much history in Shawnee National Forest.
|Sandy Rutherford Rush posted
Sandy Rutherford Rush Iron ore was smelted here for cannon balls during the civil war and for other uses.