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Index to the Coal Mines and Coal Companies which mined the Bituminous Coal seams of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 9, 2010

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[This listing of coal mines and coal companies has been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, county histories, township histories, Pennsylvania Geological Survey reports, topographical maps, personnal accounts of coal miners, etc., etc.]
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W. A. Gould & Brothers Company, Brisbin, PA
See: Black Diamond Mine, Ashville, Cambria Co., PA
        Black Diamond Mine, Carrolltown, Cambria Co., PA
        Henderson No. 2 Mine, Houtzdale, Clearfield Co., PA
        Midvale No. 1 Mine, Brisbin, Clearfield Co., PA
        Midvale No. 2 Mine, Brisbin, Clearfield Co., PA
        Midvale No. 3 Mine, McCartney, Jordan Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Goss Run Mine, Brisbin, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Gould & Brothers Company, Brisbin, PA

W. A. Fishburn Company, Munson, PA
See: Kyler Mine, morris Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Kyler No. 2 Mine, Morris Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Fishburn Company, Munson, PA

W. C. Bowman Company, Houtzdale, PA
(ca.1998- ?  ), Strip mine in Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

W. F. Holt Company, Philipsburg, PA
See: Phoenix Mine, Hawk Run, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Holt Company, Philipsburg, PA

W. J. Davis Company, Hawks Run, PA
See: Davis Mine, Morris Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Davis Company, Hawks Run, PA

W. J. Jackson Company, Grampion, PA
See: Grampion No. 2 Mine, Penn Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Jackson Company, Grampion, PA 

W. O. Gulbranson Company,
See: Ramey No. 2 Mine, Decatur Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Gulbranson Company,

W. R. Gallagher & Brother Company, Smithmill, PA
See: Black Oak Mine, Smithmill, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Gallagher & Brother Company, Smithmill, PA

W. T. Rainey & Company, Belsena Mills, PA
See: Belsena No. 3 Mine, Bigler Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Rainey & Company, Belsena Mills, PA

Walk, Decatur Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the P. & S. Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
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Walker & Company, Brisbin, PA
See: Troy Mine, Brisbin, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: E. J. Walker & Company, Brisbin, PA

Wallaceton, Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Wallaceton was one of the many railroad stops along the Tyrone & Clearfield Railroad. The small village was laid out in 1868 but wasn't incorporated until 1873. It is located in Boggs Township and southeast of Clearfield Borough.]
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Tyrone & Clearfield Branch and the New York Central Railroad, PA Div.]
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See also: Wallacetown, Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Wallacetown, Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See:
See also: Wallaceton, Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Walltown, Penn Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Walnut Run Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA
[Founded ca.1890.]
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Walsh, Huston Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Walton, Girard Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the New York Central Railroad.]
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Waltzvale, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Watson School, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Waukesha, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad.]
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Weaver No. 1 Mine (ca.1931-  ?  ), located in Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1931- ?  ), A. W. Bigler Coal Company,

Webster Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA.
[Founded ca.1874.]
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Webster No. 1 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Bulah Coal Company, Ramey, PA
Web sites on the Webster Mines, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Webster Mines, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Webster No. 4 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Bulah Coal Company, Ramey, PA
              (ca.1912-  ?  ), Bulah Coal Company, Ramey, PA
Web sites on the Webster Mines, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Webster Mines, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Weilder Camp, Pine Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Welshdale, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad.]
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West Clymer, Grass Flat, Cooper Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[An uptown section of Grass Flat.]
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West Decatur P.O. (Blue Ball), Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Tyrone & Clearfield Branch.]
See: Blue Ball, Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

West Liberty, Sandy Twp., Clearfield Co. PA
[Located on the DuBois Electric Railway.]
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West Moshannon, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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West Moshannon Mine (ca.1880-   ?   ), located a mile & a half west of Houtzdale, Clearfield Co., PA
[On July 3, 1880, the new colliery, a mile and a half west of Houtzdale, opened by the Moshannon Coal Company, on the Moshannon Branch, also made its first shipment (one car). This mine was named "West Moshannon." There was quite a rivalry between the superintendent of the "Eureka No. 2," and the superintendent of the "West Moshannon," as to who would ship the first car to market. As stated before, both collieries shipped one car on the same day, and both were hauled to Osceola by the same engine, the Moshannon car ahead. At Osceola the first car down the branch became the hind car when placed on the parent road, and the coal from "Eureka No. 2" was hauled over the mountain first.

The “West Moshannon ” was opened on the Loraine tract, owned by Dr. Loraine, of Philipsburg. It was originally warranted in the name of Israel Wheeling, and adjoins lands of the Houtz estate on the east. P. B. Zentmeyer was and is the superintendent of the company. The coal in this mine has rarely decreased below six feet in thickness, while in places it is up to seven feet. This was the first mine in the region to employ “ rope haulage,” the tail rope system being in successful operation. The mine was worked by its owners up to January 1, 1887, when it was leased to the Clearfield Consolidated Coal Company, who are operating it at present. Its capacity is about 750 tons daily.]
Owners: (ca.1880-  ?  ), Moshannon Coal Company 

Westover, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[The town is situated in Chest township, in the southern part of the county; it is reached by the Cambria and Clearfield division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and also by trains of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, which use the same tracks as the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
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White & Lingle Company,
See: Eureka Colliery, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Berwind-White & Company

White-Dungan Coal Company, Osceola, Clearfield Co., PA
[Founded ca.1910.]
See: Columbia No. 1 Mine, Decatur Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Columbia No. 2 Mine, Decatur Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

White Ash Cannel Coal Company,
[A subsidiary of Woolridge Coal Company.]
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White Oak Coal Company, Madera, Pa
See: White Oak No. 1 Mine, Madera, Clearfield Co, PA
        White Oak No. 2 Mine, Madera, Clearfield Co, PA
See also: Corona Coal & Coke Company, Madera, PA

White Oak Mine (ca.1912-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Madera, Clearfield Co, PA
Owners: (ca. 1912-  ?  ), Corona Coal & Coke Company and H. B. Swoope Company, Madera, PA
Web sites on the White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA

White Oak No. 1 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Madera, Clearfield Co, PA
Owners: (ca. 1906-  ?  ), White Oak Coal Company, Madera, PA
Web sites on the White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA

White Oak No. 2 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Madera, Clearfield Co, PA
Owners: (ca. 1906-  ?  ), White Oak Coal Company, Madera, PA
Web sites on the White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial White Oak Mines, Madera, Clearfield Co., PA

Whitehead Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA
[Founded ca.1901.]
See:
See also: G. L. Whitehead Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA

Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See: Whiteside No. 1 Mine, Whiteside, Clearfield Co., PA
        Whiteside No. 2 Mine, Whiteside, Clearfield Co., PA

Whiteside No. 1 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-    ?   ), S. J. Mountz Company, Morann, PA
Web sites on the Whiteside No. 1 Mine, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Whiteside No. 1 Mine, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Whiteside No. 2 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-    ?   ), S. J. Mountz Company, Morann, PA
Web sites on the Whiteside No. 2 Mine, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Whiteside No. 2 Mine, Whiteside, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Whitney & Kemmerer Company, Ramey, PA
See: Whitney No. 1 Mine, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Whitney Coal Company, Barnesboro, PA
See: Whitney No. 1 Mine, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Whitney No. 1 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA.
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Whitney & Kemmerer Company, Ramey, PA
              (ca.1912-  ?  ), Whitney Coal Company, Barnesboro, PA
Web sites on the Whitney No. 1 Mine, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Whitney No. 1 Mine, Ramey, Gulich Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Wigton & Company,
See: Morrisdale Mines, Morrisdale, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: R. B. Wigton & Company,

Wilkinson & Mallin Company, Philipsburg, PA
See: Meadow Brook No. 1 Mine, near Philipsburg, Clearfield Co., PA

William Casker & Company, Houtzdale, PA
See: Birdseye Mine, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Casker & Company, Houtzdale, PA

William Heil Company, Rosebud, PA 
See: Mount Verde Mine, Rosebud, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Heil Company, Rosebud, PA

Williams Cemetery, Ferguson Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Williams Dale School, Goshen Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Williams Grove P.O. (Bigler), Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Tyrone & Clearfield Branch and the New York Central Railroad.]
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Williams, Morris & Company, Philipsburg, PA
See: Glenwood Mine, Decatur Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Williamsport Mine (ca.1900-  ?  ), Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1900-  ?  ), Clearfield Coal Company,

Willowbrook Coal Company,
See: Willowbrook No. 2 Mine, Bell Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Willowbrook No. 2 Mine (ca.   ?    ), located in Bell Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.    ?    ), Willow Brook Coal Company,

Wilson Run, near La Jose, Clearfield Co., PA
See: Wilson Run Mine, Wilson Run, LaJose, Clearfield Co., PA

Wilson Run Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Wilson Run, near LaJose, Clearfield Co., PA.
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), Mosier & Jose Company, LaJose, PA
Web sites on the Wilson Run Mine, Wilson Run, LaJose, Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Wilson Run Mine, Wilson Run, LaJose, Clearfield Co., PA

Winburne, Cooper Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad.]
See: Coaldale Mining Company, Winburne, PA
        Forest No. 1 Mine, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
        Kyler Mine, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
        Ogle No. 9 Mine, Winburne, Cooper Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Peale, Peacock & Kerr Inc., Winburne, PA
        Pennsylvania, Beech Creek & Eastern Coal Company, Winburne, PA
        Pennsylvania No. 46 Mine, near Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
        Summerville No. 8 Mine, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
        Summerville No. 9 Mine, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA

Winburne No. 45 Mine (ca.1912-  ?  ), located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, near Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corp., Patton, PA
Web sites on the Winburne Mines, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Winburne Mines, Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA

Winburne No. 46 Mine (ca.1912-  ?  ), located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, near Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corp., Patton, PA

Winburne No. 47 Mine (ca.1912-  ?  ), located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, near Winburne, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corp., Patton, PA

Wingart School, Brady Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Winterburn, Huston Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
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Wister Mine, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
See: Wister No. 1 Mine, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
        Wister No. 2 Mine, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
        Wister No. 3 Mine, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
        Wister No. 4 Mine, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA

Wister No. 1 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the P. & N. W. Railroad, near Irvona, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), North Witmer Coal & Coke Company, Irvona, PA
Web sites on the Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Wister No. 2 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the P. & N. W. Railroad, near Irvona, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1906-  ?  ), North Witmer Coal & Coke Company, Irvona, PA
Web sites on the Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Wister No. 3 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the P. & N. W. Railroad, near Irvona, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), E. W. Turley Company, Irvonia, PA
Web sites on the Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Wister No. 4 Mine (ca.1906-  ?  ), located on the P. & N. W. Railroad, near Irvona, Wister Mine, Clearfield Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1912-  ?  ), E. W. Turley Company, Irvonia, PA
Web sites on the Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Wister Mines, Wister, Beccaria Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Witchey & Griffiths Company, Osceola Mills, PA
See: Harrison Mine, Osceola Mills, Clearfield Co., PA

Witmer Land & Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA
[Founded ca.1883.]
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Wittenburg Bros & Company, New York, NY
See: Acme No. 1 Mine, Morris Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Acme No. 2 Mine, DecaturTap., Clearfield Co., PA

Wolf Coal Mining Company, Curwensville, PA
See: Flora Mine, Somerset Co., PA

Wolf Run School, Lawrence Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
[Located on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad.]
See: A. B. Lansbery Company, Woodland, PA
        Cannel Crest Mine, Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Fairmount No. 1 Mine, Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Lansbery No. 2 Mine, Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Lansbery No. 3 Mine, Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Plane Mine, Woodland, Bradford Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
        Woodland Cannel Coal Company, Woodland, PA

Woodland Cannel Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA
[Founded ca.1890.]
See: Cannel Crest Mine, near Woodland, Clearfield Co., PA

Woodland Red Ash Cannel Coal Company,
[A subsidiary of Woolridge Coal Company.]
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Woodward Dam Camp, Huston Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
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Woolridge Coal Company, Clearfield Co., PA
[Very few coal companies transgressed from deep mining to strip-mining.  One of these was the Woolridge Coal Company.  This company was founded by Ashley Woolridge and started operations in ca.1886 in Bradford Twp. it was incorporated in ca.1903..  Ashley Woolridge was from the Woodland area of Clearfield County, and in the mercantile, lumber and finally house coal business. The company grew and after World War II had operations in Clearfield County and Sewell, West Virginia.  Subsidiaries include:  Woodland Red Ash Cannel Coal Company, White Ash Cannel Coal Company, Woodland Cannel Run Coal Company, Sterling Coal Mining Company (ca.1913), Laurel Run Coal Company (ca.1917), Moshannon Falls Mining Company, Coal Ridge Inc., Peerless Coal Mining Company (ca.1918), Peerless Fuel Company .  In the 2000 the Woolridge Coal Company was a land holding company with interests in Goshen Township, Clearfield County.  Their two mines in Bradford Township, Clearfield Co., (Woodland Cannel Coal Company) on Shiloh Road opened just after incorporation  (ca.1903)
See: Orchard No. 6 Mine, Woodland, Clearfield Co., PA
        Woolridge No. 2 Mine, Woodland, Clearfield Co., PA
See also: Coal Ridge Inc.,
              Laurel Run Coal Company,
              Moshannon Falls Mining Company,
             Peerless Coal Mining Company,  
             Peerless Fuel Company,
             Sterling Coal Mining Company,
             White Ash Cannel Coal Company,
             Woodland Red Ash Cannel Coal Company,

Woolridge No. 2 Mine (ca.    ?    ), located on the New York Central Railroad, near Woodland, Clearfield Co., PA
[This mine operation used six two mining machines, conveyors, and four haulage locomotives. Coal was cleaned at a plant that used shaker screens. ]
Owners: (ca.    ?    ), Woolridge Coal Company,

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