Ralston Pa. 

Main Street Ralston early 1900s






Early 1900s Top of Mountain at Red Burn Pa (Now called Red Run). Coal Miners and their families lived and worked here.




A sign of the times in the early 1900s when they used child labor to crawl into holes in the mountain to dig out the coal.


Coal Tipple at the top of Red Burn mountain.


Montour no. 4 mine 1942b


A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product (e.g., coal, ores) for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. In the United States, tipples have been frequently associated with coal mines, but they have also been used for hard rock mining.


The Tipple was located at top of mountain where coal was separated and loaded into coal cars and lowered to bottom of mountain.


Iron Furnace - This is where they smelted iron off the soft coal.


Blacksmiths working in Red Burn


Red Burn Falls

Thank You to Pat & Virgie DeSanto of Trout Run Pa. for donating the pictures and information about Red Burn Pa.

 Pat DeSanto’s grandfather worked at the mines and Pats father use to take his dads lunch up to the mines.


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