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|Franklin Mine & Coke Works
(ca.1862- ? ),
A drift opening mine, located on the Mt. Pleasant Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Owensdale, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co., PA.
[Franklin Mine Coke Works contained 50 coke ovens ca.1889.]
[Franklin Coke Works contained 20 coke ovens ca.1920.]
Owners: (ca.1862- ? ), B. F. Keister & Company, Owensdale, PA
(ca.1889- ? ), B. F. Keister & Company,
(ca.1905- ? ), B. F. Keister & Company, Scottdale, PA
(ca.1910- ? ), B. F. Keister & Company, Scottdale, PA
(ca.1919- ? ), Summit Connellsville Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
(ca.1920- ? ), Summit Connellsville Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Franklin Mine & Coke Works
From the Report of the Inspectors of Mines, 1889:
Franklin Mine. Located on the Mt. Pleasant Branch of the B. & O. R. R., at Owensdale, PA. Owners, B. F. Keister & Co.. Drift opening . Ventilated by furnace and worked under the single-entry system. This mine is well drained and throughly ventilated and its general condition is unusually good in spite of its single entries; however, the evil efforts of that system will not be felt until the pillars are to be drawn from the back end of the property. (Inspectors of Mines of Pennsylvania,1890:360)
From the "Latrobe Bulletin," ca.1910.
Memorial, Franklin & Coke Works,
Owensdale, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"
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