Calcium Carbide
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
N 36° 30.310 W 079° 45.582
17S E 611070 N 4040696
Quick Description: Located in Rockingham County .. Eden, NC West Meadow Road
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2006 4:45:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM91F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 30

Long Description:
THOMAS "CARBIDE" WILLSON 1860 - 1915 20th Century Industry The Union Carbide Company grew from work begun in 1891 by Major James Morehead and Canadian inventor Thomas Willson. Their determined but unsuccessful attempts to produce aluminum in an electric furnace led instead to two discoveries -- a way to make calcium carbide and a method to produce acetylene gas from that carbide.

Marker Name: Calcium Carbide J 82

Marker Type: City

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