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Trauger Pennsylvania Coke Ovens
Coke oven ruins at Hecla No. 2, also known as Trauger, in the heart of the Mt. Pleasant to Latrobe portion of the Connellsville Coke Field. Although Hecla No. 2 was originally a Thaw and Dorsey Coal and Coke Co. operation, the H.C. Frick Coke Co. acquired it in 1906. (Jan. 2002 image by author)


The slate dump and the end of a mine building, perhaps the stable, at Hecla No. 2. H.C. Frick Coke Co. closed the mines and coke works in 1925. (Jan. 2002 image by author)


One of the few remaining company houses at Trauger. Most of the patch is gone. (2003 image by author)


Travelers of PA Route 981 will find St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church a familiar site. (2003 image by author)

Andy writes, "My father grew up in Trauger, Pa. , and worked in the mines as a boy. I have pay slips from the Old Basin By-Product Coal Co.

Pay statement shows 10 cars $16.80

Less

Powder .28

Exploders .14

Lamps .21

Picks .08

Social Security Tax .17

Total .88

Net Amount Due 15.92

I remember going to the company store, and a local hang out the Chat-Away."


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