As early as 1885, Salem Townships supply of coal attracted companies to build mines and coal patch towns. In 1916, Slickville was the last coal patch town built in Salem Township. When the demand for soft coal declined, the companies abandoned the mines, leaving the towns to survive on their own. Delmont, originally known as Salem Crossroads or New Salem, is one of the oldest boroughs in Westmoreland County. Formed around a spring that was eventually piped to a watering trough that still remains, Delmont boasted a busy ...

Salem Township and Delmont 2012, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

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Salem Township and Delmont 2012, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738592992

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