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Coal Miners Memorial Bessemer Mine, Rural Ridge, Indiana Twp., Allegheny Co., PA


Coal Miners Memorial Bessemer No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Russellton, West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA


Coal Mines of Allegheny Co., PA MAIN INDEX
Bessemer Mine
(Bessemer Shaft Mine),

Rural Ridge,
Indiana Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Bessemer Mine (Bessemer Shaft Mine), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated Aug. 25, 2010

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Bessemer Mine
(Bessemer Shaft Mine)
(ca.1903-  ?  ),
Located on the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, Russellton, West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903-  ?  ), Bessemer Coal  & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH

                (ca.1904-  ?  ), Bessemer Coal  & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH
                (ca.1905-  ?  ), Bessemer Coal  & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH

Bessemer Shaft Mine, of the Bessemer Coal & Coke Company, is located in Allegheny County, on the line of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad.

The coal field conssists of 2,300 acres of the Upper Freeport seam with an average thickness of 7 feet.  The shaft is 230 feet deep, the main shaft is 11 feet X 24 feet and the air shaft is 10 feet X 16 feet.  The tipple, power house and blacksmith shop are completed.  The boiler house is large enough to contain six 18 foot tubular boilers, four of which are now in position.  They are equiped with the Yough Boiler feed pump and Jacob's hot water heater.  A 13 feet Capell fan is being erected.  The intention is to work the mine on the four entry system, and they will in all probability use electric haulage.
(From the Report of the Dept. of Mines of Pennsylvania Bituminous Region for 1903.)

"Coal Miners Memorial, Bessemer Mine (Bessemer Shaft Mine),
Rural Ridge, Indiana Twp., Allegheny County, Pennsylvania"

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