2014 Mining History Association Tour


Historic Coal and Coking Camps - Starkville,
Cokedale, Boncarbo, Berwind Canyon,
Hastings, and Ludlow
Tour Leaders: Steve Hart and Shannon Osterhout
June 15, 2014

 

 

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Many of the Cokedale buildings have been preserved and repurposed.  This building was the Boarding House.  It sits next to the miners’ Bath House.  Across the street are the Company Store and Mine Office.


This view along a residential street shows how well many of the company houses have been maintained.

The Company Store, AKA the Gottlieb Mercantile Company, has been transformed into the Cokedale Mining Museum, Post Office, and Town Hall.  The second floor is a balcony overlooking the main floor.

The tour group was given a presentation on life during the heyday of Cokedale.  Then there was time to peruse the many interesting exhibits.

(Left) Bill Culver chats with a Cokedale resident who recalls his days working in the coke plant. 

(Above and below)  MHAers enjoy a picnic lunch in the City Park which is surrounded by the historic buildings.

 

(Below, right)  Is that young fellow in the tan hat really going to eat all those bag lunches?

 

Photo Credits: Henry Djerlev, Johnny and Dawn Johnsson, Mike and Pat Kaas, Bob Spude, John Stewart

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