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BRANDY CAMP, PA


These houses were probably built by the Shawmut Mining Company to house the employees of their No. 5 mine. This company housing is the only historical resource remaining at Brandy Camp as the coal mine and all related structures appear to have been razed. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


Another view of the "salt box" company houses in Brandy Camp. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


The deep mines at Brandy Camp have closed but this very large surface mine was still active in 2005. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


(Nov. 2005 image by author)


John sent in this picture and wrote, "I grew up in the Brandy Camp area and spent alot of time with neighborhood friends in the 1980's exploring and hanging out in the Brandy Camp mine and tipple remnants. When they finally decided to tear down the tipple and reclaim the area in late 80s early 90s, my father arranged it so that he could tear down part of the tipple as he was interested in harvesting some of the timbers to rebuild part of our barn. My aunts father was a check weighman in the Brandy Camp mine and was killed on the job." (Image from Elk County - A Journey Through Time)


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