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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.
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.
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 1.2 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial
Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
2. Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); John W. Geary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morewood Massacre (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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