Alliance Furnace located along Jacobs Creek in Fayette County.
The furnace fired in 1789 and operated until 1802. It was adjacent to Valentine Sechrist/Secrest's property and family legend says that the Sechrist Family supplied water and food to the workers.
The photo shows Harvey Smith of Smithton on top of the furnace, center
Sitting, first row: Jackson Linn, William Jones, Sr. and Dan Guynn. The others are unknown.
Standing: Sam Hood, George Smith, Fred Holibaugh, Colonel Suter, Joseph Smith, Bud Sinsley, William Saeger and John Smith.
Photo dated 1897.
Submitted by LaVonne R. Hanlon, descendent of Valentine Sechrist/Secrest