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Near Kempton in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hall of the Mountain King

 
 
The Hall of the Mountain King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
1. The Hall of the Mountain King Marker
Inscription.  Before the turn of the century, much industrial activity took place here. Excavation of sand for building purposes and for glassware went on for many years. Originally the sand was carted to Drehersville by way of the rough route over which you have come. Later, perhaps about 1890, this area came into the hands of the J.D. Stone Company.

This company built a track on the extremely steep north slope of the mountain called the “Slide.” Cars were loaded in the “Hall” (on your right) pushed through the cut (on your left) to a level area at the head of the tracks where a huge drum with steel cables stood. A blacksmith shop also stood nearby.

← To the Slide (Dead end) ——— North Lookout (500 feet) →
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 40° 38.445′ N, 75° 59.606′ W. Marker is near Kempton, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker can be reached from Hawk Mountain Road (County Road 2018) 2 miles east of Summer Valley Road (State Route 895).
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Marker is located along the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Lookout Trail, about a ¾ mile hike northwest (and uphill) from the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kempton PA 19529, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (approx. half a mile away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bernie Pollack (approx. 5.3 miles away); Jack Dempsey (approx. 5.3 miles away); Muhammad Ali Training Camp (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sonny Liston (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kempton.
 
More about this marker. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary spans parts of Berks County (Visitor Center) and Schuylkill County (Lookout Trail). This marker is in Schuylkill County.
 
The Hall of the Mountain King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
2. The Hall of the Mountain King Marker
The "Hall" Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
3. The "Hall" Ruins
(located near marker)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
4. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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