Saylor Park-Welcome

Saylor Park-Welcome (HM1LTT)

Location: Coplay, PA 18037 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.571', W 75° 29.786'

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David O. Saylor-The Father of Portland Cement Industry in America

— 1827-1884 —

David Oliver Saylor was born on October 20, 1827 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. In 1866, he organized the Coplay Cement Company for the manufacture of natural cement. He soon began experiments to produce Portland cement in 1871. He was granted a patent on his process. With the help of John W. Eckert the process was improved, and in 1876 Saylor's Portland Cement received an award at the Centennial Exposition. His was the moving spirit in the founding of the American Portland Cement industry. He died on July 21, 1884.
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Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 458045 N 4502929
Decimal Degrees40.67618333, -75.49643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.571', W 75° 29.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 34.26" N, 75° 29' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ironton Rail-Trail, Coplay PA 18037, US
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