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Dagus Mines was a coal mine and company town operated by the Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company. Their Dagus No. 1 mine was in a 36" thick section of the Lower Kittanning seam, sometimes known locally as the Dagus seam. This vintage picture is of the tipple and power house. (Image Courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


One of the few resources remaining from the coal mining complex at Dagus Mines is the blacksmith shop, shown here recycled into a residential garage. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


Some of the company housing that can still be found at Dagus Mines today. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


I'm not sure if the J.H. Steele & Company store, shown here, was operated by and/or for the coal company, or was simply a private enterprise. (Image Courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


Either way the structure has changed very little over the years. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


Another old postcard from Dagus Mines, this time depicting the "Swedish Lutheran Church." (Image Courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


The UMWA hall at Dagus Mines was simalar to the one over the mountain at Elbon. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


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