"Charcoal Industry", Correct Answer to Question 1: Making Charocal was one of the Main Activities in the Area for about 100 Years

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Question 1. How long was making charcoal for the Catoctin furnace one of the main economic activities for the area?

Answer: The Catoctin Furnace used charcoal to fuel the furnace for 97 years from 1776 to 1873. Then, the furnace was converted from charcoal fuel to coal. The Catoctin Iron Furnace was blown out for the last time in 1903.

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