British officers examine the Petty’s Run exhibit

Historical reenactors/staff from the Old Barracks. Steel from the furnace at Petty’s Run was used in the fight against the British during the American Revolution.

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Colonial steel furnace in New Jersey excavated, preserved

“The Petty’s Run archeological dig, saved two years ago from being buried and backfilled, was unveiled at a ceremony with state and local officials yesterday.”

Petty’s Run article at

A much better end result for an important archaeological site.