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July 2019

Society Lecture - August 17, 2019
The Hunt for the Secret Forge
Donald (Doc) Bayne

10:30 a.m
Orange County Historical Society
21 Clove Furnace Drive
Arden, New York, 10910

Join "Doc" Bayne for a fascinating presentation about his discovery of the secret forge site where the Great Chain was made. To stop the British invasion of the New England colonies during the American Revolution, ironmaster Peter Townsend had surreptitiously manufactured the chain for the Continental Army at Sterling Forest. The chain was placed across the Hudson River at West Point.

Over the course of two hundred years the location of the forge was lost until Doc unearthed this hidden treasure. Come listen to the incredible details of Doc's detective work behind this important discovery. Be awed by this eye-opening lecture and Power Point presentation about the incredible discovery of this historic site.


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Arden, New York, 10910
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