FIRST - Iron Furnace on the West Coast, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 24.662 W 122° 39.636
10T E 526557 N 5028668
Quick Description: The Oregon (Oswego) Iron Company Furnace was the FIRST iron furnace on the West Coast. Its debut in 1867 was hailed as a “cause for sincere rejoicing” by newspapers in Portland and San Francisco.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2007 11:00:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM1C64
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:



According to the historic plaque and the signboard on the chain link fence, the Oregon (Oswego) Iron Company Furnace was the FIRST iron furnace on the West Coast. Its debut in 1867 was hailed as a “cause for sincere rejoicing” by newspapers in Portland and San Francisco. During its many years of operation, three different companies owned the furnace: the Oregon Iron Company (1865-1878), the Oswego Iron Company (1878-1882), and the Oregon Iron & Steel Company (1882-1928). The furnace was replaced in 1888 by a new ironclad furnace located a half a mile north at Oswego Pointe. The iron company was Oregon’s largest industrial enterprise in the 19th century, eventually employing 325 workers.

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