WINDBER COALFIELD

Large scale coal mining in the Windber Field began in the 1890s. The dominant company was the Berwind White Coal Company. Coal seams mined included the Upper and Lower Freeport, Lower Kittanning, and Brookville. These low-volatile "smokeless" coals fueled the great steamships crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the early 20th Century. The original mines of the Windber Field were closed in the 1950s and 1960s, but some coal mining still occurs in the area.

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