Wood turtles spend the winter in streams usually along a stream bank in a tangled mass of tree roots to avoid predation. This Wood Turtle, observed in late March, was lying on the stream bottom soaking up some early Spring sunshine. In a few weeks female Wood Turtles will mate and leave the streams to lay eggs on land.
Baker Furnace no longer exists but this photo shows a layout the would be similar to what the Eliza Furnace would have had when it was in operation. The water wheel operated a blowing tub that forced air into the heat exchanger system. Baker furnace was located along PA Route 403, 1/8 of a mile south of Cramer. The furnace construction dates from 1847 - 1848.