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Photos: See Lock Ridge Furnace on March 3

Lock Ridge iron works in Alburtis will be open to the public on Saturday

The iron works in Alburtis will be among historic sites across Lehigh County open to the public from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 as the county celebrates its 200th anniversary.

A guide from the Lehigh County Historical Society will be on hand to give free tours.

The furnace property is now a park - much different from the hot, dirty and smelly industrial venue where 85 men toiled for 12-hour shifts.

Alburtis boomed while the furnaces burned, adding a silk mill and shirt factory that employed the wives and daughters of iron workers during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Other historic sites open Saturday will be:

  • Trout Hall, 1770 Colonial stone mansion, 414 W. Walnut Street, Allentown
  • Troxell-Steckell Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt (Whitehall Township)
  • , 3600 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township

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