Carrie Furnace Tour

Hello blog readers,

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have exciting news!

Last Friday, a few people from the BYP, GASP, and a busload of children from Propel Homestead and McKeesport went to the old Carrie Furnace Site, just outside of Braddock. We all went for a tour of the old blast furnaces, led by a man that once worked at the site 30 years ago. His way of explaining the processes that took place at the site made the tour very interesting and personal.

Some background on the Carrie Furnace: It was built in 1881. It was purchased in 1898 by Andrew Carnegie and was incorperated into U.S. Steel three years later. It was shutdown in 1978. Now Allegheny County owns the site, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

We’d like to thank GASP for arranging this event for the BYP.

For more information on touring the Carrie Furnace, contact Stacy Drane at 412.464.4020 ext. 32 or sdrane@riversofsteel.com.  $25 per person.  More info can be found at www.riversofsteel.com/things-to-do/tours/

Shine On!

R.G.

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