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Iron and steel have been made here for over 150 years. Freedom Forge, 1795, became Freedom Iron and Steel Co., 1867. The third Bessemer plant in nation. Open hearth steel first made here in 1895.
Logan, son of Shikellamy, and famous Mingo chief, lived in a cabin near the spring opposite. It was his home from about 1766 to 1771, when he moved to the Ohio country.
Preserved here are three locks of the Pennsylvania Canal, Juniata Division. Unique in that three locks and levels were adjacent. Stonework and the old bed of the canal can be seen.
First President of theMifflin County Medical Society Birthplace ofJoseph Trimble Rothrock, M.D.1839 - 1922Physician - ConservationistThe Father of Forestry in Pennsyvania This tablet erected April 9, 1956
In honor of the citizensof this community who servedin the Armed Servicesof the United States
Born in McVeytownHe was the Father of Forestyin Pennsylvania
Mifflin County's Tributeto herSoldiers and Sailors1861 - 1865 Volunteer Troops from thiscounty formed the advance ofthe grand Union Army of nearlythree million enlisted men1861 - 1865 They fought and diedthat the nation might live
Site of early political, business,military & literary activity
This militia company, organized in 1858, was one of five in Pennsylvania to answer President Lincoln's Call for Volunteers on April 15, 1861. They rendezvoused at Harrisburg April 17. On their way to Washington they marched through a hostile mob i…
This Greek Revival style landmarkbuilding served as the third seatof county government from1843 to 1981 This property has beenplaced on theNational RegisterofHistoric Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior