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Silent reminders: geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

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Abstract

The iron industry played a vital role in the industrialization of the United States and in the development of the U.S. economy and society. Much of the early history of the iron industry took place in Virginia. The remains of 11 iron furnaces and nearby mines in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia and West Virginia are silent reminders of a time when iron mines and furnaces operated along a belt that extended through the Appalachian Mountains from New York State to Alabama.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Silent reminders: geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
Series title:
General Interest Publication
Subseries:
Geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, No. 3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description:
Pamphlet: 4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Virginia
Other Geospatial:
George Washington National Forest, Jefferson National Forest
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