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The Heilwood patch, established in 1904 by J.H. Weaver & Company. (Sep. 2005 image by author)


By 1906 the Penn-Mary Coal Co. had taken over the coal mining operations at Heilwood. Penn-Mary was a coal mining arm of the Maryland Steel Company, with steelmaking operations at Sparrows Point, Md. (Sep. 2005 image by author)


The former coal company offices at Heilwood. Evidently this once-booming town featured a hotel and hospital, among other amenities. (Sep. 2005 image by author)


Interestingly enough, the jail of all things has survived. (Sep. 2005 image by author)


Among structures from the mines the carpenter shop survives as as the Pine Twp. municipal garage. By the time the Heilwood mines closed they were owned by Bethlehem Steel. The medium volatile coal along the Indiana-Cambria county lines must have been just right for metallurgical coal, because so many of the mines were captive mines of steel companies. (Sep. 2005 image by author)


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