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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.
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.
 
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). Marker
The Hall of the Mountain King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
2. The Hall of the Mountain King 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); Fort Lebanon (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ben Austrian (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 5.6 miles away); Geiger's Mill (approx. 5.9 miles away); State Street Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Richard L. Etchberger (approx. 6 miles away); Historic Hamburg (approx. 6 miles away).
 
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" Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2007
3. The "Hall" Ruins
(located near marker)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Entrance image. Click for full size.
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 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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