Friday, May 27, 2016

Steam On

Where there is history, there is steam. The Hagley Museum is the site of the du Pont home and garden, the powder yards, and the machine shops that served the facility.  The black powder mills were founded in 1802 on the banks of the Brandywine Creek, which became the source of power.  When the flow slowed during summer, the steam engine was put into operation, using wood to fire it.

The site is remarkable with its running machines.  It gave an interesting look into Nineteenth Century industrial work.  

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