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|Banning No. 1, Perry Township, Fayette Co.,
[A coal company patch town Fayette County, Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad, Youghiogheny Division.]
[Banning No. 1 was located north of Perryopolis, Fayette Co., PA and just south or up the Youghiogheny River from Van Meter, Westmoreland Co., PA.]
See: Banning No. 1 Mine, Banning No. 1, Perry Twp., Fayette Co., PA
Banning No. 1 Mine (ca.1910-
|A portion of the ca.1936 U.S.G.S. Connellsville,
Pa 15 min. quad map showing the area around the Banning No. 1 Mine and Van
Meter. The area around the Banning No. 1 Mine is called Van Meter on
the map. The present-day located of Van Meter is show as the location
of the large railyard.
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)
|The coal company patch town of Banning No. 1, Perry Township, Fayette Co., PA, ca.1933. Not a very pleasant place to come home to after a hard days work underground. Nothing remains of the town of Banning No. 1, except a few foundations.|
|Undated photo of the Banning No. 1 Mine. In this photo it looks like the miners houses have been torn down.|
Memorial Banning No. 1 Mine & Banning No. 2 Mine,
Banning No. 1 & Whitsett, Perry Twp., Fayette Co.,PA
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