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Mahwah Talk To Cover History of Iron Mines In North Jersey

Ralph Colfax will speak about the rise and fall of the iron mining industry in North Jersey on May 12.
Ralph Colfax will speak about the rise and fall of the iron mining industry in North Jersey on May 12. Photo Credit: Mahwah Museum Facebook

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Ralph Colfax, president of the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, will present "The Iron Mines of Northern New Jersey and Mahwah" on Thursday, May 12.

Colfax will discuss the rise and fall of the iron mining industry in the North Eastern Highlands. The program will explore over a dozen mining locations, including the large Ringwood group of mines; the almost-vanished Kanouse Mine in Haskell; the Roomy and Blue Mines, located in the Norvin Green State Forest; and several other known and forgotten sites.

The lecture is part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture series, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free for Museum members and $3 for non-members. To reserve a seat, contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.

Annual membership dues are $15 per year per person, $10 for seniors and $25 for family membership. Click here for more information.

The session will begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, 100 Island Rd., in Mahwah. For more information about the museum, visit its website, or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

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