08 December 2015

On This Day: Conestoga Furnace leases iron ore mines

The iron ore mines in Eden Township, southern Lancaster County, have been leased by Peacock & Thomas, of Conestoga Furnace On This Day in 1883. The mine, located near the old Conowingo, is owned by Shultz & Hess. The new lease holders plan to install new machinery. The new manager will be Amos Smith.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 8 December 1883. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.


© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015

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