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ROSEYTOWN, PA (HEMPFIELD MINE)

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Hempfield Coal Co. opened the Roseytown mines (Hempfield No. 1 and No. 2) in the late 1800s. By 1907 Keystone Coal and Coke Co. had purchased Roseytown mines and installed a ten ton Jeffrey mine locomotive. Later, the nearby Crows Nest mine and Roseytown mine were joined, and miners of the Crows Nest mine entered through the Roseytown portal.


The entrance to Roseytown from the south. (Jan. 2019 image by author)


Coal company patch houses. (Jan. 2019 image by author)


About the only remaining structure from the Hempfield mine is this brick building, which used to be the mine's lamp house. (Jan. 2019 image by author)


Sign on the former lamp house. Wonder if this is original or a re-creation? (Jan. 2019 image by author)


(Jan. 2019 image by author)


Sources:

Edited by Raymond A. Washlaski, Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania.

Report of the Department of Mines, Part II Bituminous, 1907, accessed through coalmininghistorypa.org.



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