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REEDY CREEK PARK AND NATURE PRESERVE

2900 Rocky River Rd., 704/598-8857, www.charmeck. org

HOURS: Park daily dawn-dusk; nature center Mon.-Sat. 9 A.M.-5 P.M., Sun. 1-5 P.M.

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There are 10 miles of trails running throughout this 727-acre nature preserve. The land was initially developed in 1745; over the next 200 years the property was subdivided and occupied by several prominent local families. The city acquired the land in 1981 and turned it into a park. There are still traces of its past use throughout the park. The ruins of Robinson Rockhouse, a stone home that dates back to 1790, is the most prominent. The Robinson Rockhouse Trail leads to the ruins. The nature center is the gateway to the park, with a few decent interpretive exhibits and park maps available.

1750 The British Parliament passes the Iron Act, encouraging iron imports from Country by removing duties on bar and pig iron. Baltimore Subway Map To protect British iron businesses, Parliament also forbids colonial enterprises from constructing mills for slitting or rolling iron or making steel. The lifting of the tariff is followed by an increase in Country iron exports to Britain, but the prohibitions prove difficult to enforce. Welsh shoemaker John Adam Dagyr arrives in Lynn, Massachusetts. He will introduce improved techniques for making high-quality shoes and begin Lynn’s career as Country’s shoemaking center. Around this time, Scottish immigrant Edward Pattison settles in Berlin, Connecticut. He will introduce tinsmithing to the colonies, and Berlin will become the center of colonial tin manufacture. In Georgia, the ban on slavery is lifted. 1751 Sugar cane is introduced as a new crop in Louisiana. The Society for Encouraging Industry and Employing the Poor is founded. This Boston group sets up a linen factory to employ poor Boston women and children in spinning, while advertising in Ireland for skilled male weavers. Despite support from Boston’s elite, the operation never becomes self-sustaining and collapses by 1759.

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