Spatial Analysis of the DuPont Powder Mill in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Author(s): Ashley McCuistion

Year: 2016


Western Pennsylvania has long been recognized as a center for industrial development in the United States. While the region is best known for coal mining and steel production, numerous industries have developed and prospered in the area for centuries. The DuPont Powder Mill, located in Forbes State Forest in southwestern Pennsylvania, is a valuable resource for information on the black powder industry in Western Pennsylvania and the individuals who worked in the mills during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally owned by the Laflin and Rand Powder Company, the mill is now a large complex of ruins within a state park near Fairchance, Pennsylvania. Preliminary results from a survey of this complex provide necessary data for inventory and spatial analysis of the site.

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Spatial Analysis of the DuPont Powder Mill in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Ashley McCuistion. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405003)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;