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Coal Miners Memorial Butler Junction Mine, Butler Junction, Harrison Twp., Allegheny Co., PA

Coal Mines of Allegheny Co., PA MAIN INDEX
Butler Junction Mine,
Butler Junction,
Harrison Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Butler Junction Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 22, 2010

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Butler Junction Mine (ca.1905-  ?  ),
Located on the Allegheny Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, just south of the mouth of Buffalo Creek, across from Freeport, Butler Junction, Harrison Twp., Allegheny Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1905-  ?  ), Butler Junction Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?  ), Butler Junction Coal Company, Leechburg, PA
              (ca.1952-  ?  ), Leechburg Mining Company,

A portion of the U.S.G.S. Freeport, PA topo map, ca.1909.  Showing Butler Junction,along the Allegheny River.
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)

The Pennsylvania Railroad yards at Butler Junction. This was the Junction with the Buffalo Creek Valley Line.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone, now of Florida, who lived in Butler Junction.)

The mining town of Butler Junction, with the Pennsylvania Railroad viaduct over Buffalo Creek in the foreground.  Photo taken from the old Rt. 356 bridge between Gravers Ferry and Freeport, bridge was removed in 1966.  Most of these houses were removed for the new bridge.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

Butler Junction Mine tipple and coal storage tanks, at the far left.  A few of the double miners houses for Butler Junction Mine.  Pennsylvania Railroad tracks in the foreground.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

Miners, ca.1941, at Butler Junction Mine, with the concrete coal storage tanks in the background.

William Paul Blystone took this picture in 1941. The man on the left with the light colored shirt was William's uncle Bill Powell who scraped for Bill Christy standing next to him. Bill Christy was the cutting machine operator as was Mr. Scott standing next to him. The man with the high boots and fishing pole was Bill's grandfather Bert Blystone who also worked in the Butler Junction Mine during the mid to late 1920s. Bert Blystone and Clarence Blystone also worked at the Butler Junction coal mine and also at the brick yard in Lanevile for a short while in 1923.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

Butler Junction Mine, with the slate dump [boney dump] along the Allegheny River.  Bill Blystone recalls, "We used to swim  in the river near the slate dump and the slate dump is still there and is readily seen from the river."
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

Butler Junction School class of 1934.  This was the school that Bill Blystone attended.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

The Coal Company house that the Blystone family lived in at Butler Junction, ca.1941. Outhouses in the back of the houses.  There was no running water in the house, water was obtained from a spring in the back yard.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

Another picture of the miners houses at Butler Junction.
(Photo courtesy of William Paul Blystone.)

"Coal Miners Memorial, Butler Junction Mine,
Butler Junction, Harrison Twp., Allegheny County, Pennsylvania"

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