The Gretna Chronicles

The latest issue of The Gretna Chronicles features, “Conflagration: A Brief History of Mount Gretna’s Earliest Fires and the Fire Department” by Curtis Royer.
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Local History

A Brief History of Mount Gretna

Peter Grubb’s iron furnace was ideally situated among the ore hills of Cornwall, amidst abundant hardwood forests and an ample supply of limestone. It went into blast in 1740, and was soon joined by similar furnaces at Colebrook and Brickerville, and a complex of mills and forges. By 1798 these operations had been acquired by…