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VALLEY, PA


Here are the ruins of the Valley coke works. Some of these ovens may have been built as early as 1869. The original operator of Valley was Wilson, Boyle and Playford Co., and H.C. Frick Coke Co. tool over in 1877. The coal and coke works at Valley ceased operations in 1918. (Dec. 2003 image by author)


A few remaining company built houses for the workers of the Valley coke works on the edge of Everson. Most of the patch and the company store are gone now. The patch was actually over the hill from the coke ovens. For once someone must have cared about the mining families living with all of the smoke and dirt. (Feb. 2003 image by author)


(Dec. 2003 image by author)


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