On display at Station Square, behind the Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, PA.
The plaque reads:
Pittsburgh's first successful blast furnace for making pig iron. Operations began here, 1859, using Connelsville coke as fuel. The furnace's technology initiated a new era, leading to more advanced furnaces capable of producing huge amounts of iron and resulting in the modern blast furnace. Clinton Furnace played an important role in establishing Pittsburgh's dominance in iron and steel making.
Operations ended in 1927.
Pennsylvania historical and museum commission 2003
Frustrated by pencil, charcoals, ink & paint, I turned first to model building, then to photography, then to my true joy, wooden toys.|
Had to give up all of this as I went blind, but modern medicine and a "borg implant" allow me to pursue some of my passions again; though my one true talent is painting pictures with words---the mind's eye is my canvas.