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Near Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works

 
 
Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
1. Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker
Inscription.  One of the world's largest coke producing centers operated here from 1883 to 1931. H. C. Frick Coke Company's more than 900 beehive ovens consumed thousands of tons of coal daily. The company publicized itself by exhibiting a scale model of Standard Shaft Number 2 at Chicago's Columbian Exposition in 1893. The largely immigrant work force, exemplary in its productivity, helped shape the culture of the region.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 40° 9.872′ N, 79° 32.068′ W. Marker is near Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and State Street Extension, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant PA 15666, 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. Henry Clay Frick (approx. 1.1 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Industry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Transportation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Arts & Culture (approx. 1.1 miles away); A History of Glass (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Story of Penn Park (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
2. Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Sep. 28, 2023