Remarkable Ohio

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1-44 Drawing and Loading Coal at Vesuvius Furnace

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Side A: The Hanging Rock Iron Region. To furnish the needs of the early settlers, then to furnish ordnance for a nation at war, and finally to furnish merchant iron to the steel mills, 100 iron producing blast furnaces were built within these 1,800 square miles of the lower coal measures to become known as the Hanging Rock Region. Lawrence County, centrally located within the Region, had 23 blast furnaces constructed between 1826 and 1909. Side B: The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County. 1. Union 2. Pine Grove 3. Aetna 4. Vesuvius 5. Buckhorn 6. Mt. Vernon 7. Hecla 8. Lawrence 9. La Grange 10. Centre 11. Olive 12. Washington 13. Oak Ridge 14. Pioneer 15. Monitor 16. Belfont 17. Grant 18. Etna-Alice 19. Etna-Blanche 20. Maggie 21. Sarah 22. Hamilton 23. Ironton