Oregon’s Iron Era, an exhibit which tells the story of iron works in Oswego, Oregon, will be on display through Friday, March 9 on the 1st floor of Watzek Library (in the corridor to Media Services).
This exhibit covers the West Coast’s first iron furnace, constructed in 1867, and the corresponding pipe foundry, railway, charcoal-producing operations in the Tryon watershed. The exhibit depicts the demographics of the workers and residents of Oswego, the technology used in the iron works, and the environmental impacts, largely through the words of those who participated in this pioneering enterprise. This exhibit is on loan from the Lake Oswego Heritage House. For more information, please visit the Lake Oswego Heritage House website.