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Coal Miners Memorial Fairfield Mines (Lockport Mine), Lockport, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA


Coal Mines of Westmoreland Co., PA Main INDEX
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Lockport Mine
(Fairfield Mine),
Fairfield No. 2 Mine,

Lockport,
Fairfield Township,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Tribute to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Fairfield Mines (Lockport Mines), Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated May 13, 2010

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Fairfield Coal & Coke Company, Bolivar, PA
See: Fairfield Mine (Lockport Mine), Lockport, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
        Fairfield No. 1 Mine, Bolivar, Westmoreland Co., PA 
        Lacolle No. 1 Mine, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
        Stanton Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA
See also: Lacolle Coal Mining Company, Bolivar, PA

Fairfield Mine
(Lockport Mine)
(ca.1891-1928),
Located along the Pennsylvania Railroad Mainline, in the Conemaugh gorge south of Lockport, on the west side of the Conemaugh River, near Lockport, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.  
[The Fairfield Mine was first opened as the Lockport Mine, by the Bolivar Coal Company in ca.1891.]
[Lockport Mine name was changed ca.1913 to the Fairfield Mine, by the Fairfield Coal & Coke Company.]
[The working of the Fairfield mine adjoin those of the Bolivar No. 1 Mine, located to the north in Bolivar.]
[Located on the USGS Bolivar, PA 7 1/2 min Quad Map.]
[Fairfield Mine Map located at PA - DEP, Uniontown Map Depository A - Map ID. 961- Shelf location - S5.]
Owners: (ca.1891-1913?), [formerly called Lockport Mine]
                                       Bolivar Coal Company, Bolivar, PA
              (ca.1913?-1928), Fairfield Coal & Coke Company, Bolivar, PA

Fairfield No. 1 Mine (ca.1916-  ?  ),
Located on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Bolivar, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1916-  ?  ), Fairfield Coal & Coke Company, Bolivar, PA
              (ca.1917-  ?  ), Fairfield Coal & Coke Company, Bolivar, PA
              (ca.1920-  ?  ), Fairfield Coal & Coke Company, Bolivar, PA

HISTORY:
Coal Company Busy at Bolivar
Lacolle Needs New Houses for Increasing Number of Miners
Bolivar, Oct. 17, 1913.
Construction bids are being taken by the Lacolle Coal Company at this place, for 35 houses, to be built on the company's land, the Agnes Coulter farm, south of town.  These houses are designed to furnish homes for the miners, more of whom are needed, and who find it difficult to find houses suitable for their use.  It is expected that the work of construction will begin as soon as the contract is awarded.

The Fairfield Coal Company has leased from the Pennsylvania Railroad company a siding, 1,200 feet long, for the use of the mine recently opened at Lockport.   It is expected before many weeks that the mine will be in active operation.
[from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, Oct. 18, 1913.]

Coal Miners Memorial Fairfield Mines (Lockport Mine),
Lockport, Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

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