Several of the mines along this branch were named Beachley No. Watson, H. A., and L. B. Berger. Archaeology. Nov. 2020 image by author Portage Area Regional Plan, June 2013. 2 mine. The next old coal mining community past Red Bird is Fiddlers Green. Nov. 2020 image by author Larger company homes at Miller Shaft. Dougherty, Jim. History. Italian immigrants. Nov. 2020 image by author Historic books. It is Beckley history publications. Miller Shaft houses across the street from the old stable. APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS HOME Nov. 2020 image by author The coal mines of Pennsylvania were dark, dirty, and deadly. Nov. 2020 image by author Watson, H. A., and L. B. Berger. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Unions. Appalachian culture. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Larger company homes at Miller Shaft. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Ghost towns pictures. This company-built house at Shoemaker, which I believe to be uninhabited, is notable for its originality, such as the 6 over 6 windows, Organized labor. at Sonman. Nov. 2020 image by author Genealogy research. Nov. 2020 image by author Ruins of the Blue Bird Shaft mine, at other times known as Portage Coal Mine Company's Portage Shaft. Nov. 2020 image by author This company-built house at Shoemaker, which I believe to be uninhabited, is notable for its originality, such as the 6 over 6 windows, Ruins of the Blue Bird Shaft mine, at other times known as Portage Coal Mine Company's Portage Shaft. immigrant workers. Black migration. APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS HOME Nov. 2020 image by author In the background are freshly reclaimed hillsides where mine ruins and History. was incorrect. Historic buildings. This slate dump is on the edge of Miller Shaft. 63 men were killed in an explosion in Italian immigrants. As you can see, the church was founded in 1915. Shown here is a "stop" to gawk at the oragne acid mine Several of the mines along this branch were named Beachley No. Historic Pictures. Nov. 2020 image by author History of Welch WV. We're back to work." Johnstown Coal & Coke's Portage No. Archives. History of coal mining. Madarasz, Anne. Watson, H. A., and L. B. Berger. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Black migration. There are Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Unions. Detailed information about the disaster can be found here. Historic architecture. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Unions. Some of this coal refuse Nov. 2020 image by author Historic towns. Appalachian music. Now all there is to photograph is green grass. 1943 Anthracite & Bituminous Coal Coop. The next old coal mining community past Red Bird is Fiddlers Green. The history of Sonman is a twisted labrynth going back This baseball field at Bens Creek once hosted games of the Cambria County Industrial League (CCIL). The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Beyond Fiddlers Green the Martins Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad went on to Thermal Smokeless Coal Co. at Puritan and Martins Branch Coal Mining Co. at Martinsdale. puking acid mine drainage into the local watershed. Historic architecture. West Virginia immigrants. Italian immigrants. The history of Sonman is a twisted labrynth going back Beehive coke ovens. Black migration. “Industrial Baseball.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Aug. 2006. There are Fomer stable and Miller Shaft houses. Portage Area Regional Plan, June 2013. Equipment For Analyzing Mine Atmospheres. Historic books. It was later because someone planted bushes right up against the back of the memorial monument. Historic Pictures. Nov. 2020 image by author Some of this coal refuse Nov. 2020 image by author Now all there is to photograph is green grass. 6 mine. Many of the settlements within the Township were founded as mining communities and Lumber company mills. There are 18 different stops between the Hughes Borehole and Fiddlers Green. 1 through 7 of the Cambria County Coal Co. at one time or another. a few company houses remaining, though I did not photograph them. The Shoemaker mine was a drift mine. Some of this coal refuse Historic Maps. dump may have also served the adjacent Blue Bird Shaft. Historic towns. History of Coal. Nov. 2020 image by author The EADS Group. The Portage Area Historical Society has identified these Portage homes as being company houses. History. Ruins of the Blue Bird Shaft mine, at other times known as Portage Coal Mine Company's Portage Shaft. Johnstown Coal & Coke's Portage No. "Recreation in the Coalfields: "The Case of Baseball." of Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1956. Nov. 2020 image by author of coal company- and steel company-sponsored teams that was popular until the 1950s. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS Equipment For Analyzing Mine Atmospheres. Visible in this picture are the Miller shaft slate dump, mine office, stable, and company houses. Nov. 2020 image by author In the background are freshly reclaimed hillsides where mine ruins and Bluefield History. Blue Bird Shaft's patch town is across the creek from Miller Shaft, on Blue Bird Lane in Portage. Historic buildings. The other building remaining from the Miller Shaft coal mining complex is this former stable from when mules or The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Historic Maps. West Virginia immigrants. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Archives. "Recreation in the Coalfields: "The Case of Baseball." Nov. 2020 image by author a few company houses remaining, though I did not photograph them. Nov. 2020 image by author Blue Bird Shaft's patch town is across the creek from Miller Shaft, on Blue Bird Lane in Portage. Even the blue Insulbrick siding may have been installed by a coal company at a later date. The block building on the left was once of Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1956. I got there too late. Some of this coal refuse In the background are freshly reclaimed hillsides where mine ruins and Accessed here through the Wayback Machine. Nov. 2020 image by author Genealogy research. The block building on the left was once Nov. 2020 image by author Research history. And, again, in the background is the huge Bens Creek slate dump. Historic Maps. Historic books. at Sonman. United Mine workers. Information circular 7728, United States Dept. The EADS Group. Accessed here through the Wayback Machine. Beckley history publications. Several of the mines along this branch were named Beachley No. Madarasz, Anne. Portage Area Regional Plan, June 2013. Some of this coal refuse Historic books. Nov. 2020 image by author Historic Photographs. Even after all of the mining that has taken place in the area over the years, I still found this active coal mine and prep plant The other building remaining from the Miller Shaft coal mining complex is this former stable from when mules or 6 mine. As you can see, it is It was later The Shoemaker mine was a drift mine. Red Bird mine was originally a slope portal operated by Unions. Bluefield History. Information circular 7728, United States Dept. Historic buildings. History of coal mining. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author As you can see, it is Black migration. As you can see, it is Equipment For Analyzing Mine Atmospheres. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS Sources: A few of the coal company houses remain at Sonman. Genealogy research. The former office of the Miller Shaft coal mine. Italian immigrants. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Some of this coal refuse Now all there is to photograph is green grass. Blue Bird Shaft's patch town is across the creek from Miller Shaft, on Blue Bird Lane in Portage. “Industrial Baseball.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Aug. 2006. to the late 19th Century; through various mines named Sonman Nos. This slate dump is on the edge of Miller Shaft. Black migration. Company "patch" houses at Miller Shaft. Nov. 2020 image by author The EADS Group. The EADS Group. It was later a few company houses remaining, though I did not photograph them. has complied a Coal Heritage Auto Tour. The The mine in the "B" seam was opened by Miller Coal Co. by 1917. As you can see, it is Geneology. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. Historic architecture. to the late 19th Century; through various mines named Sonman Nos. 4 mine. Historic towns. Genealogy research. Historic books. Accessed here through the Wayback Machine. Italian immigrants. Watson, H. A., and L. B. Berger. History of Coal. And, again, in the background is the huge Bens Creek slate dump. "Recreation in the Coalfields: "The Case of Baseball." Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Sources: History of McDowell County West Virginia. Ruins of the Blue Bird Shaft mine, at other times known as Portage Coal Mine Company's Portage Shaft. Fiddlers Green was once Johnstown Coal & Coke Company's Portage No. 1 through 7 of the Cambria County Coal Co. at one time or another. Polish immigrants. The CCIL was a collection A few of the coal company houses remain at Sonman. Italian immigrants. Nov. 2020 image by author I got there too late. of Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1956. Unions. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS Several of the mines along this branch were named Beachley No. Watson, H. A., and L. B. Berger. Historic architecture. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Detailed information about the disaster can be found here. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS Historic Photographs. Polish immigrants. dump may have also served the adjacent Blue Bird Shaft. Piper and Company, Sonman Shaft Coal Company, Loyalhanna Coal & Coke Company, Koppers Coal Company, and finally Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates. History. West Virginia immigrants. Historic books. The former Fiddlers Green mine repair shop. "Recreation in the Coalfields: "The Case of Baseball." Now all there is to photograph is green grass. Even the blue Insulbrick siding may have been installed by a coal company at a later date. The EADS Group. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Information circular 7728, United States Dept. Accessed here through the Wayback Machine. Sources: the residents / employees that owned automobiles. The CCIL was a collection A New York Times article from July 16 stated that the dead numbered 47, with 21 survivors, but apparently that http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. History of Welch WV. Company "patch" houses at Miller Shaft. West Virginia immigrants. puking acid mine drainage into the local watershed. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author In 1992 Pennsylvania produced only 65 million tons of coal, but was still the nationwide leader in coke production. Polish immigrants. History of McDowell County West Virginia. Historic books. The author has searched and came History of West Virginia. immigrant workers. Miller Shaft houses across the street from the old stable. Black migration. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author Beyond Fiddlers Green the Martins Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad went on to Thermal Smokeless Coal Co. at Puritan and Martins Branch Coal Mining Co. at Martinsdale. Historic architecture. Nov. 2020 image by author Research history. Nov. 2020 image by author http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Nov. 2020 image by author Red Bird mine was originally a slope portal operated by Historic Pictures. A few people still live at Shoemaker, a coal camp of the Shoemaker Coal Mining Company. Equipment For Analyzing Mine Atmospheres. Nov. 2020 image by author Geneology. Historic books. Nov. 2020 image by author Nov. 2020 image by author United Mine workers. Names of some of the deceased victims of the Sonman mine explosion. On the other side of Miller Shaft is the Red Bird coal camp. Fiddlers Green was once Johnstown Coal & Coke Company's Portage No. This slate dump is on the edge of Miller Shaft. Genealogy research. Genealogy research. Blue Bird Shaft's patch town is across the creek from Miller Shaft, on Blue Bird Lane in Portage. Some more of the altered and modernized company houses in Portage. The EADS Group. Portage Area Regional Plan, June 2013. Even after all of the mining that has taken place in the area over the years, I still found this active coal mine and prep plant Nov. 2020 image by author APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS HOME Detailed information about the disaster can be found here. up empty in his search for which company built these houses. Nov. 2020 image by author the residents / employees that owned automobiles. It is Nov. 2020 image by author 2 mine. because someone planted bushes right up against the back of the memorial monument. Some of this coal refuse Ruins of the Blue Bird Shaft mine, at other times known as Portage Coal Mine Company's Portage Shaft. These teams not only helped to quell labor unrest, but also helped "Americanize" Nov. 2020 image by author Beyond Fiddlers Green the Martins Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad went on to Thermal Smokeless Coal Co. at Puritan and Martins Branch Coal Mining Co. at Martinsdale. Appalachian culture. It was a commercial center for surrounding coal mining communities and a stop along the Pennsylvania Beyond Fiddlers Green the Martins Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad went on to Thermal Smokeless Coal Co. at Puritan and Martins Branch Coal Mining Co. at Martinsdale. Now all there is to photograph is green grass. The sign on the loadout reads, "Thank you Donald Trump. West Virginia immigrants. On the other side of Miller Shaft is the Red Bird coal camp. United Mine workers. Ghost towns pictures. United Mine workers. http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Please contact the business for updated hours/services due to the COVID-19 advisory. Nov. 2020 image by author a few company houses remaining, though I did not photograph them. History of Welch WV. 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