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ORIENT, PA


The Orient Coke Co. constructed the coal mine, coke works, and patch town at Orient in the first decade of the 20th Century. Only a handful of patch houses remain, including these, a familiar site to those who fish at Paradise Lake. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


However there are several remnants of the Orient coal mine. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


These tipple ruins are probably the bottom of the head frame. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


Detail of the tipple ruins. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


A cut stone shop building. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


Foundations that probably supported a trolley track from the tipple to the gob pile, portions of which still exist. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


Coke oven ruins behind the Madonna of Czestochowa Catholic Church. (Jul. 2002 image by author)


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