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|Revere No. 1 Mine & Coke Works
Located on a branch line from the Coal Lick Run Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, south of PA Rt. 21, 3 miles west of Uniontown, Uledi P.O., Revere, Menallen Twp., Fayette Co., PA
[Revere Coke Works contained 650 coke ovens ca.1905.]
[Revere Coke Works contained 650 coke ovens ca.1910.]
Owners: (ca.1900- ? ), W. J. Rainey Company, Uniontown, PA
(ca.1905- ? ), W. J. Rainey Company, Uniontown, PA
(ca.1919- ? ), W. J. Rainey Company, Inc., Uniontown, PA
Revere No. 2 Mine (ca.1900-
|A portion of the U.S.G.S. ca.1935, 15 min. Masontown,
PA quad. map, showing the Coal Company Patch Town of Revere, Menallen
Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The West Penn Railways line
running through the town was the interurban trolley line from
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)
|The coal patch town of Revere, Uledi P.O.,
Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania around ca.1910. The
photo shows many of the early miners shanties, out houses, coal company store
building, and a few of the larger houses for the bosses. In the background
is the Revere Mine power house, tipple, trestle and various mine
(Photo courtesy of Tom Nemchik, Fayetteville, GA. formerly of Revere, PA.)
|The W. J. Rainey Company Store located in
the coal company patch town of Revere, Uledi P.O., near Uniontown, Fayette
Co., PA. The company store supplied most of the needs of the miners
and their families.
(Photo courtesy of the USX Resource Management Division, Uniontown, PA, & John K. Gates' book, "The Beehive Coke Years.")
From the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania 1917 Report.
Revere Mine. Built six 8 room houses, also one clubhouse 60 feet by 30 feet for use in connection with first aid work, welfare, clubs, etc. This clubhouse comprises a large assembly room, a pool room with card tables, and is supplied with various magazines, mine journals, etc. and is also equipped with a dining room, kitchen and coat rooms. Installed a three-inch electric driven centrifugal pump for fire protection purposes.
(Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Part II - Bituminous, 1917, Harrisburg, PA)
|Striking Miners endure a bitter winter
at Revere, PA
Undated photo, ca.early 1900's, of the tent city and shanties set up to house the miners evicted from the W. J. Rainey Coal Company owned patch houses at the Revere Mine, during a strike of the United Mine Workers of America, Local 4593, for better working conditions. The tent city was set up using National Guard tents supplied by the United Mine Workers of America Union on a farm outside of the Coal Company property near Revere, PA.
(Photo courtesy of the "The Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA.")
Memorial, Revere Mines & Coke Works,
Revere, South Union Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"
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