—Iron Works Superintendent —Born in Springshire, England, and an iron-molder by trade, Richard Harrison served as superintendent of the world's largest iron foundry, located in Liverpool. He immigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843 then on to Utah in 1849. He arrived in Cedar City in 1851 among the community's very first settlers. Here he helped establish the Iron Mission and organize a company for the making of iron. He was superintendent of the company, helped design and build the original iron furnace, and on Sept. 30, 1852, presided over the manufacture of the first iron from iron ore in Utah. He represented Iron County in the Territorial Legislature (1854-1855) and in 1860 moved to Pinto, serving for many years as a superintendent at the Union/Pinto Iron Works at Old Irontown (Iron City). Stalwart worker and planner, Richard Harrison demonstrated all of the qualities of a dedicated leader.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 318165 N 4172139|
|Decimal Degrees||37.67845000, -113.06198333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 40.707', W 113° 3.719'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 40' 42.42" N, 113° 3' 43.14" W|
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