The Hardwood Harvest

The Hardwood Harvest (HMBDL)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.107', W 76° 45.7'

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By the 1600s, hardwood lumber was scarce in England. Early exports of the colony were potash, used in the manufacture of glass, and soap ash, which yields liquid soap.

The ashes of hardwood logs were mixed with water, strained, and heated to a syrup-like consistency. Cooled and hardened in pots, the mixture could be shipped to England. In time the settlers cleared all of the hardwood forests from Jamestown Island.

Today's forest is regrowth, mostly of pine.
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HM NumberHMBDL
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Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 343662 N 4118710
Decimal Degrees37.20178333, -76.76166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.107', W 76° 45.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 6.42" N, 76° 45' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1670 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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