unique piece of history returning to a historical site in Centre County.
As Gary Sinderson reports the restoration work continues.
Tuesday after it was recently restored and shined up the Curtin Excursion Wagon returns to Curtin Village and Eagle Iron Works. The wagon, back in the day, used by at least three generations of the Curtin Family.
In the early 1800’s the family first settling here outside of Milesburg along Bald Eagle Creek. Their resulting iron manufacturing business eventually had more than 200 employees, with many living on site in nearly 60 homes in what became a thriving community
“So originally all the iron products were transported by pack horse from here. plus it was floated by Arc, a flat bottomed boat down Bald Eagle Creek. then a great advancement in 1848 when the Bald Eagle Navigation Canal was extended to Bellefonte”
The Excursion Wagon will be among the history on display this weekend for the special Come Home to Curtin Weekend
“We’re inviting the public to come and learn about the stories about the people who lived and worked here. we’ll have descendants of the original owners and workers to share their family stories”
A fundraiser for Curtin Village is also ongoing. The goal $3260.00 That number matches the weight of the last charcoal fired piece of iron made in Pennsylvania at Curtin Village.