Learn about the history & geology of the Thomas Iron Works site in Hellertown, led by Lehigh University’s Frank Pazzaglia
The Thomas Iron Works was a major iron making operation in the Lehigh Valley from the mid-1800’s into the 20th century. The Thomas Iron Works site in Hellertown – also known locally as the Cinder Banks – which runs between the rail-trail and the Saucon Creek, ended operations in 1920. Today the site is criss-crossed by walking trails, but the landscape still holds much history – and geology. Join Frank Pazzaglia of Lehigh University and the Saucon Creek Watershed Association to learn about the history, and geology of this site and the iron ore used here. Frank will also talk about the associated local geology along the Saucon Rail Trail including a discussion of fossils at Water Street Park. Registration is limited. Parking will be at the Saucon Park lot; the group will assemble in the pavilion at the back of the lot. The tour will last about an hour and a half.