Saugus Iron Works

Saugus Iron Works
First successful ironworks in colonial America.

It was established in 1646 in Saugus, Mass., just north of Boston, by Robert Bridges and Joseph Jenks, after large quantities of bog iron were discovered there. It principally cast utensils and rolled and slit nail rods for the settlers. It closed с 1688. Parts have been restored as a national historic site.

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