Iron furnace history told at LBL Homeplace
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On Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 - 3 p.m., there will be a program on the Iron Furnace Industry at The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area.

One of the most compelling conservation stories in LBL is the iron furnace industry. Eight iron furnaces operated in LBL in the mid 1800’s, these furnaces were collectively the economic powerhouse in the region. One continued into the 20th century.

During this Homeplace theater program, discover not only why the industry flourished in LBL, but also what caused its eventual collapse and the conservation legacy left in the ruins.

The cost is $4/$2 Registration limited. Call 270 924-2020 to reserve your space. Registration and full deposit required.

The Homeplace farm was originally part of a Revolutionary War land grant, issued to John Colants as Land Warrant 1036. Mr. Colants assigned at least 40 acres of this grant to William Pryor, who took possession on Dec. 1, 1808.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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