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Coal Miners Memorial Crystal Mine & Coke Works, Outcrop, Crystal, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA


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Map of H.C.Frick Coke Co. Mines
Crystal Mine & Coke Works,
Crystal,
Springhill Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Crystal 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 Aug. 2, 2010

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Crystal, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Springhill Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania.]
[Crystal is located south of Smithfield, Fayette Co., PA.]
See: Crystal Mine & Coke Works, Crystal, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Crystal Mine & Coke Works (ca.1900-  ?  ),
Located south of Smithfield, in the Klondike Region, of the Connellsville Coke Region, Crystal, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[Crystal Coke Works contained 90 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1905.]
[Crystal Coke Works contained 120 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1910, ca.1916 and 118 coke ovens in ca.1919.]
Owners: (ca.1900-   ?  ), Sackett Coke Company, Smithfield, PA
              (ca.1905-  ?  ), Sackett Coke Company, Smithfield, PA
              (ca.1906-  ?  ), Sackett Coke Company, Smithfield, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), United Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1916-  ?  ), United Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA

A portion of the U.S.G.S. 15 min. Masontown PA quad map, showing the area around Outcrop, and the Crystal Mine & Coke Works, Fayette Co.
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington , D.C.)

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Coal Miners Memorial Crystal Mine & Coke Works,
Outcrop, Crystal, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA

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