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The Pennsylvania Iron Industry: Furnace and Forge of America
Story Credits:

Authors: William Sisson with the assistance of Thomas Dublin, and contributions by Dan Cupper, Charles Hardy III, and Thomas J. Misa.

Image Research, Rights, and Preparation: Marie Brown Wilson, with the assistance of William Sisson

Captions: Charles Hardy III, Thomas Dublin, William Sisson, and Marie Brown Wilson, with the assistance of Richard Parks.

Image Galleries: Marie Brown Wilson

Related Attractions: Kim Samilo

Digital Content Ingestion: Russ Neff and Marie Brown Wilson

Lesson Plans:
Elementary School:
Vanished Occupations: Life on an Iron Plantation, by Alisha Booth

Middle School:
Digging, Smelting and Forging: But Why in Pennsylvania?, by Carrie Curtis and Jennifer Lenhard

High School:
Pennsylvania's Iron Furnaces: Forging the Industrialization of the Nation, by Carrie Curtis and Robert Miller

Additional thanks to:
Archie FlorCruz
Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
Blair County Historical Society
Capitol Preservation Committee
Catholic University of America Archives
Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD), University of Delaware
Centre County Historical Society
Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pa.
Cornwall Iron Furnace
Courtney Howell
Daniel Perry
Galen Frysinger
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Hagley Museum and Library
Harry A. "Dutch" Rapp
Historical Society of Dauphin County
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area
Historical Society of Schuylkill County, Pottsville, PA
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Jackson Kemper, photographer
J. Kenneth Townsend, illustrator
John Rudy Photography
Lackawanna Historical Society
Lancaster County Historical Society
LaVonne R. Hanlon
Lehigh County Historical Society
Library of Congress
Library Company of Philadelphia
Linderman Library, Lehigh University
Maryland Historical Society
Millersville University Archaeology Program
National Park Service, Harper's Ferry Center
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Palmer Museum of Art
Paul Fagley
Pennsylvania Canal Society Collection, Canal Museum, Easton, PA
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania State Museum
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University Press
Pottsgrove Manor
Pottstown Historical Society
Richard Parks
Rivers of Steel
Terry and Diane Kriss
United States Military Academy, Special Collections and Archives
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
WITF, Inc.
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