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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Information About This Piece of Coal

"The Glory Was Theirs, Ours Is The Heritage."

 
 
Information About This Piece of Coal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
1. Information About This Piece of Coal Marker
Inscription.  

Where was it Acquired?
From the Mammoth Vein, Hazelton [sic], Pa. This vein is more than 300 feet in areas. It was donated by Pagnotti Enterprises from the Ebervale Stripping Operation of the Jeddo-Highland Coal Company.

How Much Does It Weigh
6 1/2 Tons

How Was It Mined?
It was strip mined by the largest dragline in the Anthracite area, a Marion 8700. One bucket full from this machine weighs 100 tons.

How Long Would It Burn?
If broken up into proper sizes this piece would heat an average home for the entire winter heating season.

How Long Did It Take To Form?
Approximately 200 million years.
 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 41° 25.027′ N, 75° 42.915′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker and coal are located near the entrance to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, in McDade Park. Touch for map

Information About This Piece of Coal Marker and Coal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
2. Information About This Piece of Coal Marker and Coal
Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour Visitor Center in background
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (here, next to this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (a few steps from this marker); The Slope 190 Story (a few steps from this marker); The Anthracite Coal Fields (a few steps from this marker); The Heritage of the Anthracite American (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (a few steps from this marker); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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