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Windber in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Windber

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Windber Marker
Inscription. Founded 1897 by the Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. Distinctive among bituminous coal towns, this community had a large independent center surrounded by 13 "patch towns." Among notable structures built by Berwind-White were the Wilmore Building here (1914) and Arcadia Theatre across the street (1919). Thousands of immigrants came here to work the mines; largest in output was Eureka Mine #40, 2 miles NW. Company mining ceased, 1962.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.13′ N, 78° 49.858′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160) and 15th Street, on the right when traveling west on Graham Avenue. Click for map. Marker is next to the Windber Coal Heritage Center. Marker is in this post office area: Windber PA 15963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windber Strike of 1922-23 (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coal Miner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood
Windber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 21, 2010
2. Windber Marker
Photo taken looking west on Graham Avenue.
(about 300 feet away); Alan Freed (about 500 feet away); Windber Veteran's Park (about 600 feet away); Johnny Weissmuller (about 600 feet away); Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windber.
 
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Windber Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
3. Windber Marker
Marker is not visible, just beyond left edge of photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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