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WHITNEY, PA


Ruins of the tipple and ash piles at Whitney, PA. (Mar. 2003 image by author)


Detail of the Whitney tipple ruins. This coal mine, coke yard, and patch town were built by the Hostetter Coke Co. in the 1880s. (Mar. 2003 image by author)


View of the ash piles and tipple ruins with the Whitney patch in the background. Frick Coke assumed control of Whitney during the early 20th Century. They closed the Whitney operation in 1922. Coal mining at Whitney continued sporadically until the 1980s. (Mar. 2003 image by author)


Most of the patch housing at Whitney has been drastically modernized and altered. (Mar. 2003 image by author)


But here is one company-built house at Whitney that retains some of its original character. (Mar. 2003 image by author)


Pleasant conditions in a Whitney company home yard over a century ago. (Circa 1912 American Iron and Steel Institute image via Google Books)


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