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Eliza Furnace

Eliza Furnace

Photo courtesy of Indiana Parks & Trails.

This region is known for its rich Industrial Revolution history in the development of the iron and steel industry. Johnstown’s massive Cambria Iron Company was founded in 1852, and by 1858 had grown to become one of the nation’s largest producers of rails — and later, would become known for several technological breakthroughs in the manufacture of steel.

But even before the industry’s explosive growth, the region boasted a handful of small-scale blast foundries and blast furnaces, including the Eliza Furnace. Built in 1846, the Eliza Furnace is today a major attraction along the Ghost Town Trail, a rail-to-trail hiking and biking path that stretches from Blacklick to Ebensburg.

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