North Creek Railroad station The Adirondack Branch
of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad
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 The Tahawus Ore Mine

Ore Furnace Early
Ore Mill The New Mill
Dry Mill End of an Era
Tahawus NY Mine History Mine History
Tahawus Mine Tracks Mine Layout

  In 1826, a group of prospectors were led to an iron ore deposit in the heart of the Adirondacks.  In a short time, a village named Adirondac grew up around the mine and furnace.
  The main problem faced was getting the ore out to market.  Numerous ideas were investi-
gated but it was not until WWII, when supplies of titanium from India were cut off, that a rail line was brought in from North Creek in 1944.
  The National Lead Company built a new mill complex at Sanford Lake in 1941-42 which was to last for the next 48 years, producing titanium dioxide and iron oxide concentrates.
  On November 17, 1989, the last shipment of ore went out, bringing an end to an era.  By 2006, all the buildings were torn down.