110 years ago
This appeared in the “Out of the Past” section of last week’s newspaper:
Looking for iron at Speedwell, LancasterOnline.com
Friday Morning’s Record
November 29, 1895
Speedwell Forge – Last week two men from Allentown got off the cars here and proceeded to the Speedwell Farms in Elizabeth Township on the site of the old iron forge which was abandoned some forty years ago, where they examined a cinder bank and took some of the cinder with them for the purpose of having it assayed. If there is enough iron in it to pay to have it re-melted it will be resurrected, brought to Lititz on wagons and taken to Allentown to take all the iron out.