Lehigh Navigation artifacts courtesy of Jack

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Post By: CoalJockey » Fri. Mar. 16, 2018 8:47 pm

Forum member Jack (Den034071) recently has been gracious enough to send me some artifacts that he has came upon through the years concerning the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. I thank him greatly for sending these to me and feeding my ever growing addiction to the history of the PA Anthracite fields. My family has hauled anthracite coal from the breakers and back across the State of PA for 4 generations so I suppose you can say that I am well rooted in the hard coal fields. Thank the Good Lord that there are still some articles floating around such as these that give us a glimpse back in time and many thanks to those that continue to preserve the history, such as Jack.

As part of the deal, it was requested that I post some of these for all to enjoy, so I was able to hang them on the refrigerator with magnets to photograph them. Here they are, and once again Jack, thank you. Perhaps he can comment on these a little bit further than I when he sees this.
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An advertisement for the Harry Rickert Co., who was a coal dealer for Lehigh Coals.
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Here we have a pay stub for a miner or colliery worker.
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A Lehigh stock certificate from 1951 for 100 shares.

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Post By: rberq » Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 3:26 pm

What is the meaning of "Navigation" company? Did they have ships?

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Post By: Rob R. » Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 4:01 pm

They had canals & barges to haul coal.


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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 4:22 pm

Outstanding post Tyler. Thanx Jack. Might be hard to read, but another Jack gem!! :)
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Post By: StokerDon » Sun. Mar. 18, 2018 9:52 am

Wow, that's real interesting. 83 bucks for a weeks work in 1949 for Mr. Trubilla. About 15 years ago I worked with a guy named Trubilla and now that I think of it he lived a few miles south of Tamaqua PA. I will have to give him a call some time and see if he is related.

Another interesting thing is the sales flyer. Note that they don't mention Rice coal. Probably before Rice coal became popular.

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Post By: Den034071 » Sun. Mar. 18, 2018 3:56 pm

Guys the Sring Sale paper has Real History .The stamp on it was One cent I believe .So what year is the envelope from .Note the wife gathered Small tree branches an glued them to the newsletter .Imagine that .Pay stub denotesWork at the mine .Stock certificate is from before 1955 .sad the old Lehigh Navigation Company predecessor of Lehigh Anth .Was bought by a Wall Street group which Intentially Shut Down The Mines an Sold off the Coal Lands railroad an Lastly Scrapped The Breakers an mine cars .Last paper is a Monthly Newsletter from Weston Dodson Coal Company a competitor of the old Lehigh .Enjoy Jack


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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 8:34 am

great items thanks for sharing..

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 8:47 am

Rob R. wrote:
Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 4:01 pm
They had canals & barges to haul coal.
And they owned a railroad...

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