Potluck Dinner and a Program (Antrim County Iron Works)

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Name: Potluck Dinner and a Program (Antrim County Iron Works)
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Potluck dinner at 6 pm.  Admission:  a dish to pass
Antrim County Iron Works
Presenter:  Herb Tipton, member of the Mancelona Historical Society.
In 1882, an organization by the name of "John Otis & Company" built a large charcoal furnace in Antrim County.  The company also platted a town around the furnace, naming it "Furnaceville."  Soon after this, the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad built a station of the town.  The furnace flourished, and in 1886 a group of businessmen from Grand Rapids bought out the company, and renamed the company Antrim Iron Works and the town Antrim.  A large blast furnace and iron works was built on the site and the new company began doing business.  Eventually the town name of Antrim was changed to Mancelona.
First Presbyterian Church
404 Spruce St.
Elk Rapids
Date/Time Information:
To be determined
6 pm
Admission: a dish to pass
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