Life in Zaleski

Life in Zaleski (HMHLJ)

Location: New Plymouth, OH 45654 Vinton County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.927', W 82° 20.423'

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Although a small village today, Zaleski was once was [sic] a booming town of 1,500 people. With 15 saloons, seven general stores, three churches, two doctors, two newspapers, a schol, a Masonic lodge, two brickyards and a flour mill, it was the largest and most prosperous community in Vinton County during the height of the Hope Furnace. But life for most workers of the Hope Furnace was anything but prosperous. Most furnace employees lived in Hope, a company town of about 500 residents that sprung up around the furnace. Like many company towns of the era, the furnace provided housing and paid workers with script from the company store. Company store merchandise was overpriced and the script was worthless in other stores. While the ironmaster, storekeeper and company secretary lived well, most iron workers lived in small, dirt-floored log houses. The town of Hope was abandoned when Hope Furnace closed in 1874.
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HM NumberHMHLJ
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByMake A Difference Day Ohio and Others
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 384476 N 4354489
Decimal Degrees39.33211667, -82.34038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.927', W 82° 20.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 55.62" N, 82° 20' 25.38" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3669-3699 Township Hwy 7, New Plymouth OH 45654, US
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