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Blue Mountain Burning:
The 19th Century Charchoal Industry

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM
at the Lynnport Fire Company
20th Annual Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society Dinner Banquet

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Between 1828 and 1886, thousands of acres of forest along the Blue Mountain west of the Lehigh Gap were cut and burned to make charcoal to fuel the iron industry. Dr. Ben Carter, an archaeologist at Muhlenberg College, will describe how he has employed remote sensing and field work to identify more than 700 charcoal hearths, a network of roads and seven collier’s huts, where charcoal makers lived for much of the year, on top of the mountain.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2019 events
Social August 20
Pioneer Apple Fest October 5
Holiday Open House December 7

 
 

 
 
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