Monday, May 12, 2014
Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument is the opposite of that. I had seen pictures of it, and thought it might be sort of interesting to see it, maybe, someday, but I didn't think it would be anything special.
So I turned down Furnace Hill Road and pretty much instantly realized I'd been wrong.
The Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument was in fact so amazing that I half wanted to hike the mile or so it would have taken to find another human being and berate them for not telling me earlier how amazing it is.
others around the region, which was once a major iron manufacturing center.
old mills and former industrial sites and weapons factories, this site is now intensely peaceful. It's almost as if formerly loud places, when silenced, magically become even quieter than places that never knew all that din and clamor at all.