Trivia Time: Which Mine Caught Fire?
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past.
Pat Lombardi and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, write the questions and provide the pictures.
Here is this week's question:
In the mid-1950s, firefighters from three stations—Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company, Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1 and Option Independent Fire Company—were called to duty to put out a fire at this abandoned coal tipple in Baldwin Borough.
The firefighters used small sprays of water drawn from a nearby stream but were unable to stop the burning. The four-bin tipple soon became a charred skeleton.
Fire had been burning underground for some time, and hot slate and slag finally lit the tipple!
Which mine did this tipple serve?
Read other Baldwin-Whitehall Trivia Time questions here.