Friday, September 13, 2013

Mining in Ironville: An Early Electromagnet

jack_laduke_ironvilleThere was a time in the Adirondacks when American ingenuity was plugging into a new invention, called electricity.

I recently attended a yearly celebration at  The Penfield Homestead Museum in the hamlet of Ironville, Crown Point, where they harnessed that new-age power to create an amazing tool used in the processing of iron ore – an early electromagnet.

Watch the full report here.

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Veteran newsman Jack LaDuke has been behind a camera for over 65 years. For 30 years he was the WCAX Channel 3 News Adirondack Bureau Chief. Now semi-retired, he produces human interest stories for Mountain Lake PBS. He can be reached by email at

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