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Lynch in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mine Ventilating Fan

 
 
Mine Ventilating Fan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
1. Mine Ventilating Fan Marker
Inscription.  This fan moved 50,000 cubic feet of air per minute to ventilate borehole conveyor entries. It replaced a 300,000 CFM Aerodyne fan in 1968, which, in turn, replaced a 150,000 CFM centrifugal fan to ventilate No. 31 Mine when it was in operation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 36° 57.975′ N, 82° 55.091′ W. Marker is in Lynch, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 160) west of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the Portal 31 Exhibition Mine grounds, near the Portal 31 Mine entrance, and beside the subject ventilating fan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Portal 31 Circle, Lynch KY 40855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No. 31 Mine Portals (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 31 Mine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Lynch (within shouting distance of this marker); Winifrede Mine Conveyor (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamp House No. 2
Mine Ventilating Fan Marker (<i>wide view; mine ventilating fan located right of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
2. Mine Ventilating Fan Marker (wide view; mine ventilating fan located right of marker)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lynch Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Restaurant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Power House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynch.
 
More about this marker. This is a large, painted metal, "billboard-style" marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Portal 31 Exhibition Mine, Lynch, Kentucky
 
Mine Ventilating Fan (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 20, 2017
3. Mine Ventilating Fan (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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