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This hard-wearing but soft, fleece-lined heavyweight hooded sweatshirt goes from around the yard to around the city and will keep the cold out and the warmth in year after year.
The Katahdin Iron Works operated in the north woods for much of the 19th century, employing thousands of hardworking Mainers. Inspired by their grit and strength, we designed our Katahdin Iron Works line of rugged work clothes to stand up to all kinds of rough use.
Located in the north woods of Maine, adjacent to the Appalachian Trail, Katahdin Iron Works was built in 1843 and operated until 1890, when advances in steel manufacturing made it obsolete. At its peak, the Iron Works produced 18 to 20 tons of pig iron a day and employed 400 men just to cut the 20,000 cords of wood needed to fire the blast furnace.
Inspired by these hardworking Mainers, we designed our Katahdin Iron Works line of rugged work clothes to stand up to all kinds of rough use. Today, visitors to the site can view the historic blast furnace and one of the original charcoal kilns, silent reminders of a time when fires burned nonstop amid a thriving community of Maine workers. Learn more at maine.gov.