Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company

Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company
Item# 5778

Was: $14.95



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Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company was one of the largest producers of bituminous coal in the United States and a major employer in the Indiana, Pennsylvania area. The company was incorporated in November 1881, as the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal & Iron Company, began the development of mines on 9,000 acres in Beechtree, Jefferson County in 1882, and sold coal commercially by 1883.

In 1883, the company began a second mining complex at Walston, near Punxsutawney. By 1885, the company operated 356 ovens at Walston and produced a highly desirable grade of coke from coal supplied from the mines of Walston and Beechtree.

The company was owned by the Iselin family, who also purchased the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway to serve the coal company.

The company operated under the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company until 1998, when it was acquired by Consol Energy.PA-Pennsylvania Mining and Related Mining-Pennsylvania Coal Mining Male Subject Female Subject Nude Subject Foundry Scene

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