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BARKING, PENNSYLVANIA

Barking, Pa. - home of the Oakmont Mine - was opened 1917 Diamond Coal & Coke Co. Later it was operated by Hillman Coal & Coke Co., then it became a captive mine of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. A Sept. 11, 1933 explosion in the mine killed seven people.


2017 image by author

Coal company houses in the Barking "patch town."


2017 image by author

This house at Barking was not built by the coal company. Rather, it was the house for the family that operated the lock on the Allegheny River.


2006 image by Ray Washlaski

This old building was once the engine house for the Oakmont Mine.


2006 image by Ray Washlaski

Remains of the Oakmont Mine barge loadout.


2017 image by author

Concrete slabs left from other mine buildings at Barking.

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Sources:

http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com (now defunct) by Ray Washlaski. Accessed here through the Wayback Machine.

Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas, www.minemaps.psu.edu/.


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