Exploring Saugus Iron Works

Saugus Ironworks, the birthplace of  the American iron industry

fall colors over Saugus iron works

Saugus iron works in autumn

The Saugus iron works is one of the oldest locations in Massachusetts for the colonies creating iron products. it dates back to the mid-1600s  when the European iron makers brought their skills to a young colony.

I love to photograph different buildings with waterwheels,  iron forges and a  17th century home  in the autumn of the year. apparently I’m not the only one who appreciates  the Saugus iron works in autumn because someone just purchased a hooded sweatshirt with  the 17th century home emblazoned on the front of it.

fall colors over Saugus iron works

2014 national Park winning image

Native Americans were in the area using this basin for fishing and farming.. They were known as the Pawtucket.. In the 1640s Englishman Bill play Saugus iron works to make iron for the new colony. It brought together diverse peoples  including the Native Americans, Puritans, English ironworkers, and Scottish indentured servants.

I’ve been back several times over the years, ever since I first found this small national Park. Usually you will find me there  in mid-October,  but anytime of the year can be quite beautiful in the Park.

the image seen here is the one that  was selected as one of the top 10 images in the nation. Selected from thousands of national Park Ranger submitted images.

If you would like to see  the images that I submitted this year for the national Park Ranger contest, then follow this link to  a gallery of my images  of national parks that I visited in the last  couple of years.

I would really appreciate it if you could  leave a comment  or click the vote button  so I have a chance of winning the contest  for a second year.national Park share the experience contest

Thank you for taking the time to stop in  and if you have any  comments or questions  please leave them in the comments section below..


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My 2017 calendar has a covered bridge theme this year. So I’ve picked 13 of my most beautiful scenes of covered bridges surrounded by New England’s fall foliage beauty.

The calendars are $15 plus S/H and the images are 11″ x 8.5″, 11×17″ opened, coil binding, the bond print paper is 100# weight with full-color inks.

Below you can see a preview of the 13 images used in the calendar. If you would like to order one please click, 2017 covered bridge and fall foliage calendar link.

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If you would still like to see these larger before buying you can follow this link to my online gallery of 2017 calendar images on Fine Art America.


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