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BENNINGTON & GLEN WHITE

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Image by Sam Baker

On the mountain above Altoona the Glen White coke ovens can still be found. The ovens operated from around 1901 until the 1930's.


Image by Sam Baker

Trunnel hole through which coal was fed into the top of one of the Glen White coke ovens. There was also a Glen White coal mine that fed these ovens, not to be confused with the Glen White coal mine in Raleigh County, WV.


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I'm not sure what this metal rod sticking out of one of the Glen White coke ovens is. They were operated by the Glen White Coal and Lumber Company, headquartered in Gallitzin, PA and Baltimore, MD.There was also once a small patch town associated with these coal and coke works, but nothing remains today but the ovens.


2012 image courtesy of Sam Baker

Beehive coke ovens at what used to be Bennington, PA in Blair County. Bennington Coal Company, and later Argyle Coal Company, operated the Lower Kittanning seam coal mine at Bennington.


2012 image by Sam Baker

Ruins of the coal mining town of Bennington.


2012 image by Sam Baker

Remains of the town dump at Bennington - ripe for excavating for old milk bottles and wash tubs.


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