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SalamanderThis 10-ton chunk of iron formed in the hearth area of the furnace. While there are a number of things that can cause the formation of a salamander this one was probably due to a failure in the masonry of the hearth which allowed molten …
Birth of an IndustryThe Iron Works of The 1700'sIron forges came early to the Blackberry River, with the first Catalan forge built in 1739 downstream from this point. About this time young Samuel Forbes (1729-1827) arrived on the scene, first lear…
Casting Arch & Furnace HearthCasting Arch This arch was used to gain access to the hearth area of the furnace. It is the largest of the four arches in the furnace structure. It is from this opening that molten iron flowed into sand molds to form t…
What Is This Place?Beckley Furnace Industrial MonumentYou are standing in front of the remains of an iron furnace. This facility, Beckley Furnace, operated from 1847 until 1919, making it one of the last of its kind to operate in the United States…
This Land Was Deeded ToThe Church BySamuel ForbesAs a Burying GroundIn 1823Names of the 126 BodiesWho Rest Here Are Recordedin the"Book of Rememberance."
[ north side ] This MemorialWas Erected By TheCitizens & FriendsofEast Canaan Conn1928[ west side ] In Memory OfThose Who AnsweredTheir Country's Call1917 - 1918[ east side ] In Memory OfThose Who DefendedTheir Country1776 - 18121865 - 1898
In MemoriamJoseph DeferariBorn July 19, 1894Died January 20, 1969Who Donated This LandFor The Principles OfGod, Country And FreedomTo The VeteransWho Served That Purpose
[ stone on left ] Dedicated to The HonorOf Those of Our TownWho Served and SacrificedIn Love of Our Country[ bronze plaque ] World War IAlfred C. Abbe · Harry Beebe · Harry S. Blake · Alfred J. Brown · Carroll W. Burket…
CanaanThe Town of Canaan, established in 1738, is known as Falls Village because of the Great Falls of the Housatonic where a power company dam was built in 1912-13. Early industrial prominence resulted from a saw mill and grist mill built at the …
Site of the FirstForeign Mission SchoolWhich from 1817 to 1826 trainedyoung men of many races to actas Christian Missionaries amomgtheir peoples.