Philip Ginter
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 40° 49.464 W 075° 52.394
18T E 426364 N 4519630
Quick Description: While hunting, Ginter discovered anthracite on Sharp Mountain here in 1791. He showed it to Col. Jacob Weiss, a prominent area settler.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2020 5:13:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM12GFT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 1

Long Description:
Philip Ginter-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

County: Carbon

Date Dedicated: 5/27/1991

Marker Type: City

Location: Ludlow Park on W Ludlow St. near Market, Summit Hill

Category: Business & Industry, Coal

Website: Not listed

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