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Coal Miners Memorial Isabella Mines & Coke Works, Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA


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Map of H.C.Frick Coke Co. Mines
Isabella No. 1 Mine & Coke Works,
Isabella No 2 Mine,

Isabella,
Luzerne Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 29, 2010

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Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Luzerne Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania.]
[Isabella is located on the Monongahela River, south of Brownsville, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA.]
See: Isabella No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA
       Isabella No. 2 Mine & Coke Works, Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Isabella Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
See: Isabella No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Fayette Co., PA
       Isabella No. 2 Mine & Coke Works, Fayette Co., PA
[Isabella Connellsvile Coke Company was reorganized as the Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA.]
See also: Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA.

Isabella No. 1 Mine & Coke Works (ca.1907-1989), located on the Monongahela River, south of Brownsville, Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[The Isabella Coke Works contained 260 coke ovens ca.1919.]
Owners: (ca.1907-  ?  ), Isabella Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1913-  ?  ), Isabella Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1915-  ?  ), Isabella Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1916-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.       ?       ), Hillman Coke Company,
              (ca.1940's-1950's), Wierton Steel Company,Weirton, W.V.
              (ca.1954-    ?    ), Weirton Coal Company, Weirton, W. V.
              (ca.       ?       ), National Steel Company,

Isabella No. 2 Mine & Coke Works (ca.1915-  ?   ), located on the Monongahela River, south of Brownsville, Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[The new tipple of Isabella No. 2 Mine, burned down ca.1919.]
Owners: (ca.1915?- ? ), Isabella Connellsville Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1916-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1919-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Hecla Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA

A portion of the Masontown, PA 15 min. U.S.G.S. quad map ca.1902 showing the Isabella Mine & Coke Works located on the Monogahela Railroad and the coal patch town of Isabella and the surrounding coke works.
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)

The Isabella Mine & Coke Works, Isabella, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Robert Bush, a Black miner at the Isabella Mine, Fayette Co., PA.  Mr. Bush was 65 years old in ca.1946, and worked at the Isabella Mine since Weirton Steel acquired the mine.
(Photo courtesy of "Southwestern Pennsylvania," No. 4, 1984, a publication of the Myseum of Southwesterb Pennsylvania, California University, California, PA.)

A group of Black miners at the Isabella Mine ca.1946.
(Photo courtesy of "Southwestern Pennsylvania," No. 4, 1984, a publication of the Museum of Southwestern Pennsylvania, California University, California, PA.)

The ruins of the Isabella Mine tipple and barge loading equipment.

Explosion at the Isabella No. 1 Mine

March 18, 1917

An explosion of gas occurred Sunday, March 18, 1917, about 4:30 p.m. at the Isabella No. 1 Mine of the Hecla Coal & Coke Company, by which 4 persons were killed.  The mine is situated about fifteen miles above [below] Brownsville, o the Moongahela River, in Fayette county.  The report of the Committee of Inspectors appointed to investigate the cause of the explosion is printed herewith.

(from the "Annual Report of the Dept. of Mines of Pensylvania for 1917".)

Coal Miners Memorial Isabella Mines & Coke Works,
Isabella, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA

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