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BARKING, PENNSYLVANIA

Barking, Pa. - home of the Oakmont Mine - was opened 1917 Diamond Coal & Coke Co. Later it was operated by Hillman Coal & Coke Co., then it became a captive mine of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. A Sept. 11, 1933 explosion in the mine killed seven people.


Coal company houses in the Barking patch. (2017 image by author)


This house at Barking was not built by the coal company. Rather, it was the house for the family that operated the lock on the Allegheny River. (2017 image by author)


This old building was once the engine house for the Oakmont Mine. (2006 image by Ray Washlaski)


Remains of the Oakmont Mine barge loadout. (2006 image by Ray Washlaski)


Concrete slabs left from other mine buildings at Barking. (2017 image by author)

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