1776-present (Temporal Keyword)

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Lost Legacy: The Search for a Descendant Community (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth A. Comer.

Catoctin Furnace is a community at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County, Maryland, that descends from a thriving iron-working village. From the furnace’s foundation in 1776, European immigrants and enslaved African-Americans comprised its labor force, producing the iron tools and armaments that powered a growing nation until the furnace’s demise in 1903. From the Revolution until the mid-19th century, the iron furnace and associated agrarian enterprises relied primarily on the...

"We too are the village": Reparative heritage at Catoctin Furnace (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth A. Comer.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The village of Catoctin Furnace lacks a collective memory that includes the African American workers (both enslaved and freed) who lived and worked at the village’s iron furnace from the time of the Revolution until the mid 19th century. Now, the village historical society and partners are attempting to provide an avenue of reparative heritage to social justice and vindication...