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McClurg Iron Foundry - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 26.413 W 079° 59.928
17T E 584910 N 4477100
Quick Description: One of many state markers in downtown Pittsburgh.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2017 12:22:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMX42J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Established in 1804, it was the first air foundry in Pittsburgh. During the War of 1812, it supplied cannons and ammunition, primarily destined for the fleet on Lake Erie. In 1835, the first locomotive steam engine made west of the Alleghenies was built on this site."
Marker Name: McClurg Iron Foundry

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 1/1/2016

Marker Type: City

Location: Fifth Ave. / Smithfeild Rd.

Category: History

Website: Not listed

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