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Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anthracite

 
 
Anthracite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
1. Anthracite Marker




Inscription.  This black diamond is a piece of the mammoth coal vein found in the Panther Valley. It was placed here on August 28, 1976 as a monument to the enterprising spirit of men such as Josiah White and Erskine Hazard, whose early pioneering efforts produced the second American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution. This monument was made available through the generosity of the industry and the miners.

Anthracite was first discovered near here in Summit Hill in 1791.

Weight: 15,100 lbs. Content: 99% pure carbon
Energy content: 205,360,000 (BTU's)
British Thermal Units

 
Location. 40° 51.789′ N, 75° 44.277′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Catawissa Street (U.S. 209) and Susquehanna Street (U.S. 209) on East Catawissa Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Mountain to Market (here, next to this marker); Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Packer Mansion (a few steps from
Anthracite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Martienssen, July 4, 2015
2. Anthracite Marker
this marker); Carbon County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Self Made Man (about 300 feet away); Joe Boyle Plaza (about 300 feet away); The Mansion House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
 
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Anthracite Boulder and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
3. Anthracite Boulder and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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