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|Meco, Center Twp., Indiana Co.,
[A coal company patch town in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.]
[Located on the Yellow Creek Branch Line of the Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad.]
[One of the schools is documented serving children in the community of Meco, a small coal patch developed circa 1916 by the Center Coal Company of Indiana. The school was located along Route 954 at the border of Brush Valley and Center townships.]
See: Meco No. 1 Mine, Meco, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Meco No. 2 Mine, Meco, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Meco Coal Company, Johnstown, PA
Meco No. 1 Mine (ca.1916- ? ), located
on the Yellow Creek Branch Line of the Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, Meco, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
Meco No. 2 Mine (ca.1916- ? ), located on the
Yellow Creek Branch line of the Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
Meco, Center Twp., Indiana Co., PA
|A portion of the U.S.G.S. Indiana, PA 15min. quad Map
(Curtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)
Coal Company Changes Name
[Meco Coal Company buildings on the Yellow Creek Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased by J. B. Kemerly & Associates, ca.1916.]
Homer City -
J. Blair Kennerly, of Philadelphia, has consummated a deal for the purchase of the entire plant and holdings of the Meco Coal Company, one and a half miles from Homer City, along Yellow Creek. The consideration is about $100,000.
The Meco Coal Company controlled 1,000 acres of Miller coal
and about 600 acres of E seam coal. The plant has been in operation
about two years and is considered one of the best in the county. Mr.
Kennerly recently took over the Wentz Smokless Coal Company's plant near
Meco Coal Co. to Give Bonus
ACCIDENT AT MECO MINES
Fire Destroyed Wooden Tipple At Meco Mines
Flames of Unknown Origin Broke Out at Noon Yesterday and Caused Loss Estimated at $6,000.
AID FROM TOWN
Fire, the origin of which is not known, totally destroyed the wooden tipple and trestle supporting the tracks, at the Meco mine, five miles southeast of town, owned and operated by M. Bennett and Sons Construction Company, shortly after noon yesterday.
At lunch time several employes of the mine, lunched on the tipple. A short time after they returned to work, the tipple caught fire and within a few minutes it was a mass of flames. When the employes could make no headway fighting the fire, the Indiana Fire Department was called. When they arrived at the scene, the tipple and trestle had been destroyed, but the local company was able to save the reserve tipple located a short distance away and extinguish the fire which caught in coal and coal dust under the tipple. The damage is estimated at $6,000.
The mines at Meco are among the present active coal operations in the county, and are operated six days a week, with an average daily production of over 600 tons. The mine will continue to operate and the coal will be dumped over the reserve tipple.
Workmen started this morning to clean up the debris and within
a short period of time a new tipple will replace the old structure.
Memorial, Meco Mines
Meco, Center Twp., Indiana County, Pennsylvania"
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