|Heshbon, Brush Valley Twp. & West Wheatfield
Twp., Indiana Co., PA
[A coal company patch town in Brush Valley Twp., Indiana County, Pennsylvania.]
See: Auld Run Coal Company, Heshbon, PA
Auld Run Mine, Heshbon, Indiana Co., PA
Heshbon Mine, Heshbon, Brush Valley Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Heshbon No. 2 Mine, Heshbon, West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Heshbon No. 3 Mine, Heshbon, West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Heshbon No. 4 Mine, Heshbon, West Wheatfield Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Hill Top Coal Company, Heshbon, PA
Hill Top Mine, Heshbon, Indiana Co., PA
Heshbon Mine (ca.? ),
Heshbon No. 2 Mine (ca.1936-1951
Heshbon No. 3 Mine (ca.1936-1951
Heshbon No. 4 Mine
Heshbon School, Brush Valley Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Little remains of this former mining complex above Blacklick Creek, one mile west of of the West Wheatfield Township Village of Heshbon. The tipple of the Heshbon No. 4 Mine was built on a foundation of cast concrete blocks and was supported by a welded steel frame. Coal was dropped through shaker plates in the tipple, and loaded by gravity to rail cars on a track below. The superstructure has been entirely dismantled, and the remainder of the structure is in ruins. Next to the tipple was a truck scale. Also on the site was a large coal conveyor, but it has been removed and only traces or its footings were visible ca.1993.
A ca.1965 photograph, taken when the Heshbon Mine complex
was about to be shut down, shows the tipple as a five story structure covered
with corrugated siding, and connected with the mines by conveyors. Scale
houses and other buildings were of board-and-batten frame
This mine was operated by the Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Company in the mid-twentieth century. Sixty men were employed at the peak of production. Operations here ceased in ca.1965, and the remaining twenty-seven men were laid off. The tipple and conveyors were removed after ca.1981, as they are indicated on a USGS quad map revised ca.1981.
Memorial, Dilltown No. 1 Mine
Dilltown, Buffington Twp., Indiana County, Pennsylvania"
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