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The Durham Iron Works, Bucks County, PA, circa 1890.
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Image of the Durham Iron Works exterior.

Credit: Courtesy of the collection of the Spruance Library of the Bucks County Historical Society

Built in 1727 to produce pig and bar iron, the Durham Furnace made cannon and shot during the American Revolution. Its successor, the Durham Iron Works, opened in the late 1840s at a site on the Durham Creek nearer the Delaware River and Delaware Canal. Its anthracite coal furnaces operated into the 1880s.

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