Monday, September 03, 2007

The Carrick Furnace

Today my Wife and I took a morning drive into parts of four Pennsylvania counties. While driving North on Rt. 75 in Franklin County we came across this interesting ruin from days gone by. During the late 1700’s and into the mid to late 1800’s Franklin County supported a number of iron works. The Carrick Furnace was operated by the Dunn Family from 1828 until 1880.

Amazingly, as you can see, some of the iron parts of the facility are still intact standing to the right of the hearth itself.

Shooting this scene in the fog seemed fitting as so much of the history of this business and the men who labored here is now lost to the “Fog of Time”

Today Franklin County does not support any iron or steel works although it is a thriving manufacturing area with many job shops and a few large OEM’s.


photowannabe said...

I'm glad to see history is still standing. Nice shot.

Kerri Farley said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

It is nice to see a shot like this and to learn the history that goes with it.