Fallbrook, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheWildRoots
N 41° 40.646 W 076° 59.138
18T E 334722 N 4615867
Quick Description: Fallbrook was a booming coal town settled by the Fallbrook Coal Company.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2008 9:12:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM568X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 34

Long Description:
Fallbrook was named in 1860 and by 1862 had 1400 residents. Fallbrook was complete with shops, schools, and many houses. John Magee, owner of Fallbrook Coal, found coal along Fallbrook Creek, and he built The Fallbrook Railroad and connected it to the Corning and Watkins Glen Rails in New York. By 1900 the coal ran out, the Company moved on, and everyone left. All that is left today is an abandoned park, complete with a railing around a waterfall, a couple of houses that are now camps, and a fairly large cemetery. Other than those things, you would never be able to tell there had been a booming town here. Some areas are still scarred from mining, and Fallbrook Creek still has it's characteristic rust colored substrate from Acid Mine Drainage. Today Volunteers are working stream by stream to nuetralize the acid in all of the Acid water in the area by putting in diversion wells with limestone. The cemetery is maintaied by volunteers as well!
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 01/01/1900

Related Web Page: Not listed

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