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CALUMET, Pa.

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Some of the remaining houses at Calumet, Pa. built by the coal and coke company. The Calumet Coke Company constructed the Calumet mine, coke ovens, and patch in 1888. (May 2003 image by author)


A boss's house at Calumet. The Calumet coke ovens were some of the last beehives burining in Pennsylvania. The DEP shut them down in 1972. (May 2003 image by author)


This little building in Calumet could have been the office of a company doctor, or even a post office. The Calumet entry in "Westmoreland County - An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites" offers no explanation, and neither does the Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pa." website. (May 2003 image by author)

On the same day that I took these pictures I tried to get a photo of the remaining slate dump at Calumet. As I was walking up to it I heard the sound of a chain moving, and a dog that must have been four feet tall came out of his dog house and ferociously barked and lunged at me. Only the chain attached to his collar restrained him. So I never did get a picture of the Calumet slate dump, which has since been reclaimed.


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