Ironton Register, November 24, 1887 – It takes lots of corn to run a furnace. 12,500 bushels passed through Hecla cribs in eight months, from March 1 to November 1. Mr. Clark Henry was the crib tender and kept careful account of every pound.
Plat Map (available for viewing at the Lawrence County Recorder’s Office in the courthouse) side-by-side with a Google Maps image. Just like with Center Furnace, Hecla’s company store sat across from the furnace.