Fort King George Historic SiteThere were numerous styles of steam engines used during the Age of Steam circa 1790-1920. Though there were variations, all steam engines used the same basic concept. Through a system of heat, metal rods, and pistons, very high pressure steam was produced and used to turn a flywheel that, once connected to a conveyor, sent out enormous power. Steam engines spawned an Industrial Revolution in the United States during the nineteenth century. By powering industries such as this mill, steam power brought enormous wealth for this country. Also , as industry grew, large cities did as well, thus helping to transform the United States from a primarily agrarian society, into an industrial super power.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 460456 N 3470062|
|Decimal Degrees||31.36440000, -81.41580000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 21.864', W 81° 24.948'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 21' 51.84" N, 81° 24' 56.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1475-1509 McIntosh Rd, Darien GA 31305, US|
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