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VAN VOORHIS, PA

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Aerial photo of Van Voorhis illustrates the grid layout of most patch towns. (Image taken from a plane by Chris H)


The Van Voorhis coal patch village. The Valley Camp Coal Company mined a 70 inch section of the Pittsburgh seam in their Soudan Mine there. (Nov. 2003 image by author)


These coal company houses are typical of most, but not all, of the homes at Van Voorhis. (Nov. 2003 image by author)


Sealed mine entry at Van Voorhis. (Nov. 2003 image by author)


This is the "downtown" section of Van Voorhis, and also part of the adjacent Hazel Kirk No. 2 patch. One of these structures was probably the company store. (Nov. 2003 image by author)


Many of the coal mining towns in Western Pennsylvania have "Honor Rolls" in a prominent section of the town as a tribute to those who served in the armed forces. Here is the one at Van Voorhis. (Nov. 2003 image by author)


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