Proof of the Forging mill on Bakers Lookout, and natural resources identical to those found in Germany.  Those resources were part of secret technology.

On original Bakers Lookout property, owned by Peter Studebaker, can be found this shale oil mountain, material used to fire the hottest forge, making strong steel and one of the secrets of German technology that Master craftsmen used 
to make swords that would last for centuries. Peter Studebaker used this technology to make steel axels and hubs for wagon wheels and hydro-powered 
mill wheels that would never crumble or break.  Before this time individuals had used wooden axels and hubs that easily splintered.  The oil from the oil shale was used in a kiln type building to season and hydrate wood, making wood durable. This was definitive of his secret technology.
This is spent iron ore, the waste material that remains after iron is extracted. 
This material was found in abundance at Bakers Lookout, in such great amounts, 
absolute proof that a forging operation existed there.

Nearly 100 years ago, in 1921, H.H. Martin erected a structure over the old forging 
facility.Thanks to the groundhogs, we can see that there is a great amount of spent
iron ore under the slab.  This cement slab acts like a time capsule, where beneath it 
lies the old forge and its foundation, further proof on Bakers Lookout a forge existed.

A small mass of iron ore, known as "molten" from the forging mill, one of many
discovered at Bakers Lookout.  This artifact was discovered by Kelley Rea and her
mother Barbara Frye. With these two ladies expert metal detecting skills they 
unearthed this important evidence of the forge. 

By the way, both women are Studebaker descendants.  
In 1740, Peter Studebaker made these nails and chain piece.  The nails he made in the forge 
were then used to build the house. The link was found in the ground. Nails are from existing
logs in the house

While digging a footer next to the house on Bakers Lookout, we discovered the 
horseshoe, links and buckle. More evidence of early iron pieces created by 
Peter Studebaker in the 1740's.
The two images above are pictures of a large iron spike that is in the basement of Bakers 
Lookout.  The square object (pictured in both images above) is a large spike with 2 inch
by 1 inch head.  We were surprised that spikes like this were made in the 1740's.  
The 1740 spike looks like current day railroad spikes.

The above gate hinge was forged by Peter Studebaker and is in the 1740 basement 
of Bakers Lookout.