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FACTS ABOUT ECEMOE - BEKGE 5U0S - )DnOE GOAL is mined from tracts of anthracite re - eojtiixed for quality for the past seventy (70) years. William A. Colliery was owned by William A. Connell of Scran - ton, and named after him, .Babylon Colliery was owned by the old Simpson - Watkins Coal Company. Mine named after the little town of Babylon, near the lower end of Old Forge. And that Mr. Watkins Was a former Pittstonian. 'HalUtead Colliery aso known as "The Bed Ball,M and "Stuthers,". was owned by individuals and takne over many years ago by the Olen Alden Coal Compsiy. , "The Hurry trp,w better known as "Big Push,' owned by Meara & Plynn. 4Big Push" got its name from old Hike Plynn of Scranton, one of: its owners, who, when a mine car got stuck, would Join his newer nationality workers and say "come on boys, big push," The Phoenix was own,ed by individuals. Also known as the old Uad of Canal," because it was at the head of the canal that passed through this section. Twin; Shaft, Cintca Colliery. Pirst operated by Dininny tt Cowan ff cm up State ew York, and later sold to Newton Coal Company. Wren Colliery, better known as "The $um,M owned originally by a man named Stevens from Scranton. i '. - . ... AH these are now consolidated under the KEHOEtDEiion Coal Company.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 22 May 1940, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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