Saturday, November 29, 2008

My next stop was Batsto Village, part of which is shown in the model above. The "You Are Here" sign refers to building # 1, the visitors center, in which I shot this, and several other, challenge images.

The industrial village at Batsto was founded in the 18th century as a iron works. With the collapse of the bog iron industry it became a center of glass production in the 19th century. Today it, like Harrisville, is part of the Wharton State Forest. But unlike Harrisville many of the buildings are still standing and in working order. And now the village is a state historic site.

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