Monday, September 21, 2009

Poland Mines Coke Ovens

Thought I'd start with something both interesting and easy.Interesting,because the coke ovens that once dotted the landscape of southwestern PA are becoming harder and harder to find.Easy,because these are about 200 yards from my house!

I've submitted these pix to several other websites,but will share them here,too.A good start,I figure.The only really interesting thing I can say about these ovens,off the top of my head,is that they were the only coke ovens located in Greene County.Unusual,considering the ammount fo mining in this area.Recent construction nearby has made the ovens more visible.They seem to be in good shape...for 100+ year old coke ovens!Whats a coke oven? Google...