Crucible Mine

Crucible Mine

In 1911, the Crucible Coal Company began to develop Greene County’s second largest mine. Located along the Monongahela River, less than two miles south of Rices Landing, the high quality coal from the Pittsburgh seam was to be shipped to Midland to be converted to coke for the company’s new steel mill.

Dilworth Coal Company - Brice Rush Collection

Dilworth Mine

“Commercial” coal mining in Greene County began in 1902 when the Dilworth Coal Company produced 36,400 tons of Pittsburgh coal from its mine at Rices Landing on the Monongahela River. This appears to be the first mine in Greene County that was supervised and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Mines.

Bikers along the Greene River Trail

Along the Greene River Trail

If you have been on the Greene River Trail recently, you might have noticed something new. Twenty informational signs were placed along the trail highlighting coal mining, the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, the Monongahela River, and wildlife.

Each week, we will release a new blog highlighting one of the signs you will find along the Greene River Trail. Follow along with us – or head out to the trail and see the signs for yourself!

Thistlethwaite Vineyards - Love the Wine You Are With

Valentine’s Day

Celebrate love, friendship and admiration for Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Find that special one-of-a-kind special gift made by local artisans with selections from pottery, chocolates and candy. Send a message of love and affection with flowers and cards. Or drop the kids off for a night of fun while you enjoy a hand-crafted meal for two from our local chefs. We hope that you spend this weekend with affection and love for those near and far.

Mail Pouch Barn by Mitch Kendra

An American Heritage: Mail Pouch Barns

For more than a century, one advertising campaign used an unusual medium to feature the same message: “Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco: Treat Yourself to the Best.” The ad and accompanying slogan – painted on barn sides first regionally, then across the country – was the marketing campaign of the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company of Wheeling, West Virginia.