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Coal Miners Memorial Guffey Mine, Guffey, Robbins Station, North Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA


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Guffey Mine,
Guffey,
Robbins Station,
North Huntingdon Township,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Guffey Mine, Robbins, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 18, 2008

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Guffey Mine (ca.1880's- ? ),
Located along the Youghiogheny River, on the B & O  Railroad, east of Robbins Station, near PA SR3047, Guffey, North Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1880's-1898), Paulton Coal and Iron Company
              (ca.1898-    ?   ), Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
                                        Company Store: Federal Supply Company

The Cosmopolitan Band, Guffey, PA
The Cosmopolitan Band of Guffey, PA, ca.1910. It was always said that Guffey was the lively place to go for a good time. They did things up right, musically speaking. At one time Guffey had two brassbands and two string bands to supply music to the two dance halls in Guffey and for the shows and operas they enacted. They loved good music.
(Photo courtesy of Adelamo Terrijoni, and John J. Wilson's book "History of Sewickley Township," 1962)

HISTORY:
The condition of the Guffey Mine, of the Pittsburgh Coal Company, as noted in the Department of Mines Report for 1909 was:  Ventilation and drainage good. Twenty-four safety lamps in use.  Recommend the use of permissible explosives.

"Coal Miners Memorial, Guffey Mine,
Guffey, Robbins Station, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania"

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