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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Tipple

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
1. Coal Tipple Marker
Inscription.  In 1871, James Hays established the Beck's Run Mine. He employed 220 miners, 14 drivers, plus 17 mules. The mine's output was upwards of 15,000 bushels a day. In the miners picture, the man standing on the left is Christian Steiner, born September 1878. The other five pictured all worked Beck's Run Mine. In 1907, the coal mined there was brought to the tipple on what was called dingy tracks. It was weighed and off-loaded into freight cars to be transported on the railroad and then sold. In 1918, Pennsylvania Railroad passenger trains with a steam locomotive carried people to popular stops from the Monongahela Valley to Pittsburgh, Homestead, and Beck's Run. The foundation for the train tracks still stands behind Page Dairy Mart. The tipple sat across the street on the river side. It was the last opening on the trestle. This productive mine closed permanently in April of 1914.

Photographs courtesy of Page Dairy Mart and The Baldwin Historical Society. Design and production Modern Reproductions, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location.

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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
2. Three Rivers Heritage Trail
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40° 24.717′ N, 79° 57.305′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Three Rivers Heritage Trail 1.3 miles south of Hot Metal Bridge, on the right when traveling south. Not accessible to motorized vehicles. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Flood Of 1936 (within shouting distance of this marker); 4600 East Carson Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redman's Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eliza Furnace (approx. one mile away); Iron and Steel Workers (approx. one mile away); Jones and Laughlin (approx. one mile away); Hazelwood: A Rivertown Rich in History (approx. 1.2 miles away); Materials Handling (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of the Riverfront. (Submitted on June 1, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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