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OLIPHANT FURNACE, PA


At the foothills of Chestnut Ridge in the Connellsville Coke Region lies Oliphant Furnace, where a coke yard was built in 1873. Here you can see the coke ovens that are still there. (Dec. 2002 image by author)


Only a few of these company built "Salt Box" houses survive at Oliphant Furnace, PA. The Fayette Furnace was the operator there in 1880. (Dec. 2002 image by author)


In this photo coke oven ruins, the ash piles, and a reservior that may have served the coke yard can be seen. (Dec. 2002 image by author)


This section of patch housing at Oliphant Furnace may date from the time when H.C. Frick Coke Co. owned the operation. The Oliphant coal mine closed in 1926. (Dec. 2002 image by author)


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