Notes on Keep Triste Furnace Friend's Orebank, & the Potomac Refining Co.

Reference in C&O Canal Companion: Mile 62.4

Photo from National Park Service files.


To be added

Mile 62.4:

Promotional materials (circa 1910) for the Potomac Refining Company show a "Refinery Main Building" with a canal landing near the present-day Huckleberry Hill campsite, and describe extensive manganese and iron ore deposits, along with marble and limestone. Proximity to the canal and to the B&O (via a "tramway" over to West Virginia side) were cited as major advantages to the operation. This map also shows a refinery building and canal dock further up the canal (see note to mile 65.2).



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