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Coal Miners Memorial Anchor Mine & Coke Works, Dunbar, Dunbar Twp., Fayette Co., PA


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Anchor Mine & Coke Works,
Dunbar,
Dunbar Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Anchor Mine, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 28, 2009

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Anchor Mine & Coke Works (ca.1889- ? )
Located near Dunbar, Dunbar Twp., Fayette Co., PA.
[Anchor Mine Coke Works contained 100 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1889.]
[In 1910 the Anchor Mine Coke Works contained 302 bee-hive coke ovens.]
Owners: (ca.1870-  ?  ), Anchor Coke Company,
              (ca.1878-  ?  ), H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA
              (ca.1883-  ?  ), Laing, McKally & Company,
              (ca.1889-  ?  ), Pennsylvania Mining and Manufacturing Supply Company,
Dunbar, PA
              (ca.1894-  ?  ), Atchison Coke Company, Dunbar, PA
              (ca.1899-  ?  ), Cambria Iron Company, Johnstown, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Cambria Steel Company, Johnstown, PA
              (ca.1910-  ?  ), Cambria Steel Company, Johnstown, PA

DESCRIPTION:

HISTORY:
[The following information on the Anchor Mine is taken from the "Report of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite and Bituminous Coal regions of Pennsylvania, for the year 1889."]

Anchor Mine, near Dunbar, PA, is owned by the Pennsylvania Mining and Manufacturing Company.  The condition of this mine is in general good.  I found that the ventilation on the eighth left flat was somewhat dull.  The posting in the miners' rooms was not good and several minor matters required attention, all of which the management agreed to remedy and excused themselves for not having done so on the score or plea of long idleness.  The mine had been in operation but a day of two (at the date of my visit) after several weeks suspension, which was caused by labor difficulties.
(Report Inspectors of Mines,1890:357)

"Coal Miners Memorial, Anchor Mine & Coke Works,
Dunbar, Dunbar Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"

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