There gone now, mostly victims of time and the elements. I’m writing about several once prosperous coal mining and steam railroading communities of the Broad Top. Can the readers list some of these old mining communities? If so, please contact me at (814) 907-1788, or write the columnist at Box 171, Robertsdale, PA 16674.

In a previous column I wrote about the old mining town of Friendship which was situated below the Broad Top City Cemetery just off one of the mountainside H&BT switchbacks. There is no physical evidence of the town’s existence today.


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