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GATES, PA

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Dec. 2007 image by author

Gates was a captive mine of American Steel and Wire Co. It was named after John W. Gates, a "higher up" in that company. From right to left: patch houses, the company store, and - across the Monongahela River in Greene County - the slate dump of the neighboring Nemacolin patch.


Dec. 2007 image by author

Former Union Supply Company store and patch houses. Though Gates was founded in 1907, this company store may have been constructed at a later date. It is simalar to the store that was at Palmer, Pa and also the one I photographed at Filbert, Pa.


Dec. 2007 image by author

Gates duplex patch houses, with the Nemacolin gob pile in the background. Two or three of the patch houses have been demolished and replaced with a single-wide mobile home.


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