NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 100, Issue 42 Am Mang Co

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Tue Oct 22 19:48:36 EDT 2013

On 10/22/2013 9:04 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:


> Frank, I would check out Virginia Mining digital books on line. Al

> Kresse


> Also, might be Ferro-Manganese smelting which lasted into 1920s in

> Goshen and 1950s in Ruesens.


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Ruesens is on the James River in Lynchburg, home to EJ Lavino which
smelted (?) ferromaganese ore there until the 60's. this photo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroweb/3264198485/ shows the remains in
2009. The caption says they closed in 1962 but I recall activity there
until the late 60's when I was in high school. The sky would be red
when they tapped the furnaces.

Lavino also had steam switchers until the late 60's but I was too dumb
to take photos. see


Oh well...

jim MDaniel
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