Little Beaver Historical Society Image Collection

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Mining

ImageDate...............Keywords.........................Source Notes
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Clay works in Cannelton, Pa. Date unknown. Source unknown.

Unknown.clay
mining
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
trains
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Clay mine near Darlington. Date unknown. Source unknown.

Unknown.clay
mining
Darlington Township
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Photo caption: "If you have ever been at the Ohioville Lock 57 park and boat launch and looked across the Beaver Creek to the other side and saw a large round concrete structure with an attached chute and wondered what it is. Here's you answer. At one time there was a large crane on that concrete that unloaded coal barges into train cars that were then taken to the Youngstown steel mills. After the trains stopped the crane was removed and the chute was added and coal mined at strip mines locally was dumped by dump trucks down the chute into barges to be shipped on the Ohio River."
Writing on image: Pittsburgh Coal Co. Smiths Ferry, Pa. 1935.

1935coal
mining
Ohio River
Smiths Ferry
Beaver Creek
Pittsburgh Coal Company
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Building cement coal transfer station along the Ohio River and Little Beaver Creek, Ohioville, Pa. Used for Island Run coal mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. 1934. Source: unknown.

1934coal
mining
Ohio River
Little Beaver Creek
Pittsburgh Coal Company
Island Run coal mine
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Surface mining at Dodds Coal Company, New Galilee, Pa

Surface mining at Dodds Coal Company, New Galilee, Pa

unknowncoal
mining
surface mining
strip mining
Dodds Coal Company
New Galilee Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Coal tipple north of the Creighton home, Darlington Township, Pa. 1917.

1917coal
mining
tipple
Darlington Township
trains
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: unidentified LBHS document.
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Berresford and Dunham coal tipple near Valley Rd, Cannelton, Pa. 1910.

1910coal
mining
tipple
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Valley Road
Berresford
Dunham
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Coal miners at mine head, North Sewickley, Pa. Unknown mine. 1940s. Source: Nancy Miller Herrman

1940scoal
mining
North Sewickley Township
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: Nancy Miler Herrman.
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Upper cannel coal falls, Cannelton, Pa. Exact location unknown. Date: unknown.

unknownCannelton (Darlington Township)
Coal Falls
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: un-identified Ira Mansfield book.
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Wollover Oil Refinery, Smith's Ferry, Pa. Photo caption: "County oil strike of importance occurred March 19, 1862 when the Emeline Oil Co., composed of P. M. Wallover, 1. M. Pennoch, and F. Darlington brought in a well at the lower edge of Glasgow. This well was bottomed at 585 feet and produced oil up through the 1880's. With the completion of each successful well in the Smith's Ferry Field, oil speculation and excitement became more intense. During the period from 1860-1875 it was generally established that the Smith's Ferry oil reserves could be found 700-730 feet below feet below the Kittanning Coal or approximately 600 feet below the bed of the Ohio River. Although many wells were drilled in this area, none ever exceeded twenty five barrels per day until a fifty barrel well was completed in March of 1877 near Ohioville. One of the most shallow and short-lived wells drilled at Smith's Ferry was the "Good Intent" which was completed in February of 1891 by the Excelsior Co. It was completed at a depth of only 72 feet and the total production of this well was a mere 400 barrels before it was abandoned."

1863coal
mining
Ohio River
Smith's Ferry
Wollover Oil
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Freeman Butts coal mine, Cannelton, Pa.

unknowncoal
mining
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Freeman Butts
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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The "Economy Train," financed by the Harmony Society to haul cannel coal from the Darlington and Cannelton area.

unknowncoal,
mining
train
Darlington Township
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Harmony Society
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Darlington Brick and Mining Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Plant located in Darlington, Pa. Text on image: "The last mining orders in the early 1940s were to run mine engine and cars into the mine and dynamite shut. Fifty years of coal and clay and bricks ended." Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknowncoal
mining
brickyard
Darlington Township
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Map of Darlington Brick and Mining operations, Darlington, Pa. Plant operated 1895-1945.

1895-1945coal
mining
brickyard
map
Darlington Township
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Beaver Clay Manufacturing, incorporated March 17, 1902. New Castle Refractory had locations in New Castle, New Galilee, and Newell, WV. New Galilee, Pa. 1920

1920clay
mining
New Galilee Borough
New Castle Refractory
Beaver Clay Mfg.
Hot Tops
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Dando Fire Brick Company, clay mine, Industry Borough, Pa. Mine was 6 miles long and stretched under Tuscarawas Road. Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknownclay
mining
Dando Fire Brick Company
Industry Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Miners at work, Darlington Brick and Clay Company. Darlington Township, Pa.

unknownclay
mining
Darlington Brick and Clay Company
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: LBHS archive.
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Coal train wreck on trestle, possibly near Possum Hollow Road. Koppel, Pa. Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknowncoal
mining
trains
Koppel Borough
Possum Hollow Road
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: LBHS archive.
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Beaver Clay Manufacturing (aka "Hot Tops"), New Galilee, Pa. Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknownclay
mining
New Galilee Borough
New Castle Refractory
Beaver Clay Mfg.
Hot Tops
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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1960s aerial view of Darlington Brick and Mining Company, Darlington Township, Pa. Closed in 2005. Source: unknown.

1960sclay
mining
Darlington Brick and Clay Company
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Bieler's Run extension viaduct on the Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad. The railroad ran from Lisbon to New Galilee, carrying passengers, coal, clay, sand and brick. Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknowncoal
mining
trains
Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad
New Galilee Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Bieler's Run Viaduct. September 11, 1933. Caption: "View of Bieler's Run extension viaduct on the Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad, looking south. The railroad ran from Lisbon to New Galilee, carrying passengers, coal, clay, sand and brick." Image location: found on ULS Digital Collections, University of Pittsburgh. Original source: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Photographs, 1886-1972. Collection: Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company Records.

1933coal
mining
trains
Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad
New Galilee Borough
Image location: found on ULS Digital Collections, University of Pittsburgh.

Original source: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Photographs, 1886-1972. Collection: Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company Records