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 Post subject: The name behind the mine. The Brisbin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Brisbin breaker DL&W -Glen Alden coal company. Current site is adjacent to the Village at Tripps park, located in the West Scranton . Operated 1867 to 1919 when the breaker was closed and dismantled. Coal was sent to the Diamond breaker. The shaft was filled in 1940.
Tonnage: 190,000 per year.
John Brisbin (July 13, 1818 – February 3, 1880
Originally a teacher in up state new York he accepted the position councel and land agent for the DL&W railroad in January 1855.1857 became general superintendent. Appointed president of the DL&W in 1863 and held the position till 1868.Upon retirement he served as general councel . His more memorable events are his part in settling the miners strike of 1877, which led to a riot in Scranton.

Breaker foundation 2009. Poured 1867. Known locally as " the castle"

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Where is tripps park located exactly? Anything worth checking out? It's probably only minutes from my house.

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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
tony any evidence of where the shaft is? i remember going to this foundation a long time ago with you.

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Tripps park is located on the boarder of west Scranton & north Scranton ( adjacent to the DP/D&H main line and the McDade expressway). Sorry Chris the shaft area is pretty much decimated. Nothing worth checking out. Just the foundation in the pic :( The area was stripped out in the 60's.


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