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Photo Feature By J. Allen Gower

Janney Iron Furnace, Ohatchee, Ala.

J. Allen Gower photographed the Civil War Janney Iron Furnace in Ohatchee. The furnace was constructed in 1863 and partially destroyed by Union forces on July 14, 1864. Local efforts are attempting to locate outbuildings and other industrial features associated with charcoal iron production. Calhoun County has purchased the property and adjacent twenty acres with the intent of creating a historical park at the Janney site.


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