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New Oxford Furnace interpretive panel unveiled

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) -This year is the 281st year since the historic furnace in Oxford Township was built by Jonathan Robeson.

The furnace ran, with a few years of down time, from 1741 when construction began until 1884 when it was blasted out for the final time. It is one of the three original colonial furnaces and the only to be built near the mines.

Today, the Furnace stands as a monument to early iron manufacturing and is one of the last vestiges of Oxford’s industrial past.

The new interpretive panel, unveiled this morning at the historic furnace, includes a QR code to take visitors to the Bicentennial Cultural & Heritage website, where it describes the history of the Furnace.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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