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|Iron Heritage Festival July 20-22 Danvlle|
Iron Heritage Festival July 20-22, 2012 Danville, Columbia County
Join in the celebration of Danville's iron history and heritage! Living history exhibits, demonstrations and presentations Artisan encampment, stage shows, entertainment, fireworks on Saturday, 5K Race & Tennis Tournament. To view the the schedule of activities, click here.
Iron Heritage Festival
What is the Iron Heritage Festival? Danville citizens love their heritage and the stories of how the Danville-Riverside area grew and prospered. The Iron Heritage Festival celebrates this rich history and traditions of our community. The Iron Age, 1829 thru 1950 and Danville, PA are truly synonymous. In 1829, the first Iron foundry was established in Danville to manufacture wagon boxes, plowshares, andirons sadiron and griddles. In 1839-1840 Iron Ore started to be mined locally and in 1840 the first Anthracite furnace to efficiently produce iron was opened in Danville. On Oct 8, 1845, the first T-rail in America was rolled out at the Montour Iron Works, the largest iron manufacturing plant in the United States. The T-rail made it possible for Pennsylvania and America to become the leader in the industrial revolution. This festival is a celebration of America's ingenuity and foresight and is of interest for all of our Nation's citizens!
address: Company Store, 316 MIll Street, Danville, Columbia County
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