Mount Pleasant Breaker

Mount Pleasant Breaker

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Mount Pleasant Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Year (if known) Description
1910 Mount Pleasant Washery and Culm Bank

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Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1851 Sep - David (Daniel?) Howell, formerly of Pittston, commenced extensive coal operations near Hyde Park. 'The coal from his mines is perhaps inferior to none in the valley'
1851 Dec - Lewis and Howell reported to be driving 3 tunnels from which they were taking coal of 'the first quality'
1853 - - start of production at Swetland Mines
1856 Aug 26th William Lewis crushed by runaway car on the slope
1856 - - mine first opened according to Mine Inspectors Report
1856 - - start of production under Howells lease
1857 Apr 1st sale of interest of William Lewis (deceased) in the works and associated leases
1863 Mar 28th Thomas Howell, who mined coal with his brother Daniel, died aged 39 of smallpox, which was raging in Hyde Park at the time
1863 Mar - Thomas Howell contracted smallpox after his 15 year old daughter, who was dying from it, begged him to visit her; he had already lost two children to the disease
1864 Oct 14th Mount Pleasant Coal Company Incorporated


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1851 Swetland Mines - - - - Lewis and Howell
1852 Swetland Mines - - - - Lewis and Howell
1853 Swetland Mines - 6425 - - Lewis and Howell
1854 Swetland Mines - 2820 - - Lewis and Howell
1855 Swetland Mines - 0 - - Lewis and Howell
1856 Swetland Mines - 20943 - - Lewis and Howell
1857 Swetlands - 34196 - - Howell and Company
1858 Swetland - 43773 - - Howell and Company
1859 Swetland - 46729 - - Howell and Company
1860 Swetland (Howell and Co.) - 81326 - - Howell and Company
1861 Swetland (Howell and Co.) - - - - Howell and Company
1862 Swetland (Howell and Co.) - - - - Howell and Company
1863 Swetland (Howell and Co.) - - - - Howell and Company
1864 Swetland (Howell and Co.) - - - - Howell and Company
1865 Howells - 42487 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1866 Howells - 86628 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1867 Howells - 107143 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1868 Howells - 94427 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1869 Howells - 58812 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1870 Howells - 82610 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1871 Howells - 70973 - - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1872 Mount Pleasant Colliery 104136 101139 177 - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1873 Mount Pleasant Colliery 104000 98235 204 - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1874 Mount Pleasant 51520 40985 192 - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1875 Mount Pleasant 143360 129025 270 - Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1876 Mount Pleasant Slope 86500 78000 275 190 Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1877 Mount Pleasant Slope 89836 - 288 162 Smith, William T.
1878 Mount Pleasant Slope 80000 - 274 158 -
1879 Mount Pleasant Slope 130000 - 276 275 -
1880 Mount Pleasant Slope 98000 - 255 190 -
1881 Mount Pleasant Slope 123716 - 281 256 Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1882 Mount Pleasant Slope 126926 - 268 244.5 Smith, William T.
1883 Mount Pleasant Slope 130000 - 283 223.7 Smith, William T.
1884 Mount Pleasant 107000 - 372 178 Smith, William T.
1885 Mount Pleasant 123638 114638 314 184.2 Smith, William T.
1886 Mount Pleasant 133582 125282 348 180 Smith, William T.
1887 Mount Pleasant Slope 146018 137031 357 197 Smith, William T.
1888 Mount Pleasant Slope 150345 128968 396 228 Smith, William T.
1889 Mount Pleasant Shaft 52787 43140 395 72 Smith, William T.
1890 Mount Pleasant 177410 154107 467 211.9 Smith, William T.
1891 Mount Pleasant 186982 162059 471 200 Smith, William T.
1892 Mount Pleasant 198962 176023 468 213.7 Smith, William T.
1893 Mount Pleasant 204479 175570 485 214.12 Smith, William T.
1894 Mount Pleasant 192929 160294 532 190 Smith, William T.
1895 Mount Pleasant Shaft 190207 153526 524 197.4 Smith, William T.
1896 Mount Pleasant 196012 156849 509 194.7 Smith, William T.
1897 Mount Pleasant 196512 151227 516 166.5 Smith, William T.
1898 Mount Pleasant 203449 145664 524 176.3 Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1899 Mount Pleasant 275631 182657 478 224 Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1900 Mount Pleasant 172141 109786 599 139 Mount Pleasant Coal Company
1901 Mount Pleasant 209166 171571 634 177 Scranton Coal Company
1902 Mount Pleasant 103944 81948 585 90 Scranton Coal Company