Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna

Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna (HM1M6H)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 50.042', W 78° 51.283'

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The Industrial Heritage Trail

— Part 2: The Largest Steel Plant in the World —

Construction of the massive new steel plant beban on July 14, 1900. Equipment began arriving from Scranton nine months later. The company dredged a 3,30 foot ship canal and built miles of track to link the plant with the railroads. This allowed the iron ore, limestone, and coal to be brought in and processed into steel. The sprawling steel plant officially began steel production on October 20, 1903. It soon became the largest steel production facility in the country, giving the Lackawanna Steel Company the biggest market share in the nation, unti lit was supplanted only by the formation of U.S. Steel. The large influx of workers from the company's old Pennsylvania site swelled the Town of Seneca's population. Controversy arose between the eastern and western sections of the town over paying for the necessary infrastructure improvements for both the steel plant and its workers. To help save the town from bankruptcy, residents proposed making the steel mill and the surrounding area its own incorporated municipality, and in 1909, the City of Lackawanna was formed. A Bessemer converter in Lackawanna Steel. The Bessemer steel production process removed impurities from molten iron by blowing air through the bottom of the converter. Steel Plant Museum of Western New York. Lackawanna Steel Plant, Buffalo 1903.
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HM NumberHM1M6H
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Placed ByThe Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 675331 N 4744616
Decimal Degrees42.83403333, -78.85471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.042', W 78° 51.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 2.52" N, 78° 51' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1807-1813 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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