Pumping Out Iron

Nov 2

Several blacksmiths worked together to crack open the base of a three-foot-tall, handmade clay furnace and carefully extricate a glowing orange iron bloom, weighing about 15 pounds. It was believed to be the first iron professionally smelted at the former Cambria Iron Works and Bethlehem Steel property on Iron Street

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