MAMMOTH, PA


In the Mt. Pleasant - Latrobe portion of the Connellsville Coke Field lies the Mammoth patch. The Colonel J.W. Moore Coke Co. built the mining town in the mid-1880s, and they mined the Pittsburgh seam and coked it in their ovens there. Naturally, H.C. Frick eventually took over Mammoth No. 1 and No. 2 and they eventually had 509 ovens in blast there before shutting the whole thing down in 1927. (Sep. 2002 image by author)


The slope portal for the Mammoth No. 2 mine is shown here in it's presently restored state. There is a monument there also to "Heros of the Industrial Revolution," the 116 miners that died in the Mammoth No. 1 mine explosion in 1891. There is some landscaping around the site, and overall it is a very nice memorial that is accessable to the public. (Jan. 2003 image by author)


The unreclaimed gob pile at Mammoth. (July 2002 image by author)


These reconstructed coke ovens were over the hill from Mammoth in Mammoth Park and were part of the adjacent but separate Magee Coke Company's coke works. This was a nice interpretive display for the public at Mammoth Park, but was demolished by the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation in 2006. (Jan. 2002 image by author)


The following pictures of ruins of the Mammoth coal mine were taken by Kris Loveridge in the Spring of 2013:


The old dynamite shack.


Detail of the dynamite shack. Kris wrote, "Notice you can barely see 'Danger' above the entrance."


Kris described this as "old cement pillars from the loading area."


Mammoth mine foundation ruins.


Ruins of a steel or iron railroad bridge.


Kris wrote, "I believe the dark hole is a conveyor from the mine."


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