Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Coal Mining Project Seeks Help with Historic Photographs Mines Operated by Henry Clay Frick

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Coal Mining Project Seeks Help with Historic Photographs Mines Operated by Henry Clay Frick

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If members of your family worked in any of the coal mines once operated by Henry Clay Frick, a project that is documenting coal and coke heritage needs your help with identifying people and places in historic photographs.

The researchers also want to hear your stories.

The research is the last phase of the Early Coal Mines of Henry Clay Frick project directed by regional author and historian Cassandra Vivian.

Phase I was completed under Jacob's Creek Watershed Association; phase II under the Westmoreland Fayette Historical Society; and this phase is under the Fayette County Cultural Trust, all in partnership with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

The 18 mines in the study were located from Broadford in Fayette County through the Morgan Valley to the area around Mount Pleasant. …

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