|Valley Station, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette
[A coal company patch town in Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania.]
See: Valley Mine & Coke Works, Valley Station, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co., PA
Valley Works, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co.,
Valley Works (ca. ?
Valley Mine & Coke Works
From the Second Geological Survey, 1875.
Messrs. Willson, Boyle & Playford are operating at the Valley Coak Works, Valley Works Station, on the South west Pennsylvania Railroad. They work tyhe Pittsburg Coal Bed, averaging nine feet in thickness, but in some places running as high as eleven feet.
There are one hundred and two Beehive Bank Ovens, in size
11 1/2 feet x 6 feet. The charge is three and a half to four wagons,
and the ovens are worked as usual, yielding eleven cars, 6,875 bushels daily,
which is dhipped both east and west. Eighty men are employed.
|Valley Mine & Coke
Location of the H.C. Frick Coke Company's Valley Mine & Coke Works, on the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad.
(Map courtesy of the 15 min Quad Map, Connellsville Quad, U.S. Geological Survey, Washingrton, D.C.)
|Valley Mine Union Supply Company Store
The H. C. Frick Coke Company's subsidary Union Supply Company Valley Mine Store winter delivery sleigh and team decked out in holiday decorations brings Santa Claus, with gifts from the company store, around to the children at the Valley Coal Patch, in this undated photo. The Valley Coal Patch Town was located just south of Scottdale.
(Photo courtesy of the USX Resource Managment Division, Uniontown, PA & John K. Gates' book "The Beehive Coke Years.")
|Valley Mines Union Supply Company Store
The H. C. Frick Coke Company's Union Supply Company Valley Mines Store issued script, which was only good at that mines store.
(Courtesy of the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA)
Memorial, Valley Mine & Coke Works,
Valley Station, Upper Tyrone Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"
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