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Industrial Archeology in the New Jersey Highlands.
July 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Highlands Coalition is committed to protecting both the natural and cultural resources in the region. The history of the Highlands is after all intrinsically linked to its future. Because of the NJ Highlands richness of iron, and the iron processing industry that grew around it and blossomed once the Morris Canal connected the wild heart of the Highlands with northern NJ’s great urban centers, the industrial age was very vibrant here.
Today, however, it takes a discerning eye to recognize the remnants of industry now covered in a magnificent second growth forest that hides the fallen towers, once belching smoke and bright of bellowed fires in the furnace cauldrons. Come hear the history of the earnest industrial enterprises that brought the first residents to today’s Highlands communities and contemporary efforts to preserve
the artifacts to better tell the human side of Highlands history.