Chestnut Hill Ironmine Preserve Sign - Newark, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 39.234 W 075° 46.382
18S E 433681 N 4389629
Quick Description: A historical sign that was built by an Eagle Scout.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2017 1:42:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMTRKK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
The sign says, "Ion ore was first mined on Iron Hill by Welsh immigrants in about 1710. No trace of the building or ore processing remain there. Mining started here on Chestnut Hill in 1875, and continued until about 1910. Steam engines were used for some of the ore processing operations. Little is known about the methods and machinery that were used here."
Name of Eagle Scout: Steven Day

Project Completion Date: 1/1/2006

Troop Number: Troop 252

Troop Location: Unknown

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