Ruins of the coal mining facility at Jerome, PA, domain of the Hillman Coal and Coke Company. (Mar. 2003 image by author)

What has been identified as a saw carriage rests on a concrete pad at the edge of the ruins of the Jerome coal mine. The Jerome patch is in the background. (Mar. 2003 image by author)

Housing at the Jerome patch town built by the coal company. (Image by author)

This building was formerly the company store. (Image courtesy of Douglas Foreback)

Another photo provided by Doug , which he describes as, "A couple of the original buildings from the old Hillman Mine. My late father Carl Foreback was a coal miner at the Hillman mine in Jerome until it closed in the mid 50s." (Image courtesy of Douglas Foreback)

A picture from Doug, about which he says, "I found this picture of Jerome, Pa in one of my Dad's picture album. Shows the boney pile and from the mine. Dad always referred to it as the rock dump ... I would guess the picture was taken sometime in the early 50s." (Image by Douglas Foreback)

Doug also contributed this photo, and writes, "I would guess it was taken sometime in the late 40s. The lady in the pictures is my grandmother, the late Fanny Foreback. The town of Jerome can be seen in the back. Notice the cut of hopper cars waiting to be loaded and the company store in the upper left. Grandma Foreback must have been one tough lady to be outside in short sleeves." (Image by Douglas Foreback)



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