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By Kevin W. Wright

quickly after Philadelphia started to make the most New Jersey's greatest hematite deposit in 1758, Andover Furnace and Forge started generating the easiest steel on this planet. Its product was once so fascinating that the newly shaped American army wrested keep watch over from Loyalist vendors in 1778. This frontier business outpost persevered thirty-five years sooner than exertions charges, pageant from reasonable imports, careless intake of woodlands and trouble in transporting its items ultimately extinguished its fires. this day, repurposed eighteenth-century stone turbines and mansions at Andover and Waterloo testify to the mix of wealthy ore, plentiful water strength and doubtless unending forests that some time past attracted teamsters, woodcutters, charcoal burners, miners, molders and smelters to the Appalachian Highlands of latest Jersey. neighborhood professional Kevin Wright tells the hidden tale of the points and personalities that when made Andover iron so generally coveted.

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