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 Post subject: Alaska Colliery
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:12 am 
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Larry, i've heard of this one before... the name sticks to the mind! Never knew there was anything left though... ! cool !

What town was that in / near? i don't remember other than it was the middle field i think...

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Location: Mayflower, the capital of Wilkes- Barre
If its the Alaska Im thinking of and mabee its not, it might be in locust gap, northumberland county, where the mount carmel industrial park is now. This has been on my to do list for a while but i havent gotten arround to it. Is there anything of interest left there?

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http://www.der-foerderturm.de/penna/alaska-colliery.htm

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Nice, cool link, Thats probably the one.

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Thanks for posting the great photos Larry. It looks like a fascinating place. How many Alaska's are/were there? This image from the Flory catalogue shows the hoist at Alaska No. 10:
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well there you go... it was owned by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co.... now Reading Anthracite

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The Alaska would have been somewhere around the Cardinal Container/ International Paper plant, the cemmie right next door is known as the Mount Carmel (Alaska) cemmie. I always wandered if that hugh pit of water on the left side of 901 was part of it.

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Cool, Thanks Joanne

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