Posted by: Gosffo
N 40° 49.463 W 075° 42.942
18T E 439648 N 4519508
Quick Description: Come listen to my story about a man named Jed. Old Jed's a million, oophs, wrong guy!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2006 4:52:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMTPK
While hunting, Ginter discovered anthracite on Sharp Mountain here in 1791. He showed it to Col. Jacob Weiss, a prominent area settler. In 1792 Weiss and others formed the Lehigh Coal Mine Co., the first Anthracite company and a forerunner of Lehigh Coal & Navigation.
Marker Name: Philip Ginter
Date Dedicated: 05/27/1991
Marker Type: City
Location: Ludlow Park in Summit Hill
Category: Business & Industry, Coal
Website: Not listed
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