Red Ash No.2 Anthracite Coal Mine Circa 1916

Re: Red Ash No.2 1916

PostBy: vinscavage On: Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:21 pm

Well now, we're on page 2... wish I had a chance to join in with my grandpaw and pa growing up, but I lost paw to soon....
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Trout fishing coal miners daughter T.V
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Re: Red Ash No.2 1916

PostBy: vinscavage On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:43 am

My father and Grandpa Vinscavage at 51 Cooper Street after a day of fishing, guessin they had a couple hours to spare before going back to the mine. Wish I could of tagged along, but I never had a chance to meet grandpaw. But Dad taught me well, surely they'd be proud.
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Re: Red Ash No.2 1916

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat May 06, 2017 8:49 am

Pauliewog wrote:
Actually I am on your Great Grandfathers street now and the house is still standing and painted yellow. If you look close at the picture on the left hand side under the porch roof you can see the address 51 Cooper.

Paulie


It's a small, small world..... I used to deliver coal to that house and it was bitch to say the least. Firstly the bin opening was partially obstructed by the steps that you cannot see in those pictures. You had to get just the tires on top of just the curb, small blocks one side. Then you had lift it up to just the right angle so it could make it through that pipe railing between the top and middle sections. Add to that they could only fit like 2 ton.....and every time you went there you were waiting for the wall to cave. I'd only go there with the coal they were getting. That may have been the worst house I had.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Red Ash No.2 1916

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat May 06, 2017 8:53 am

freetown fred wrote:Nice find Paulie:) I never understood flat roofs in snow country--except maybe the houses being so close together.


Around here Fred that is not close, there is two houses next to my Grandmother's that have about a 2 foot walkway between them. The eaves on the taller house ovehang the other one.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite