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Backtrack Trestle. Renaissance Historic Site. At the corner of Pine and Ludlow, an important part of the Switchback Gravity Railroad was completed around 1844. Upon returning from Mauch Chunk, empty mine cars began their Summit Hill descent east o…
Deeded to the Presbyterian Church in 1850 by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, this is the last resting-place for many of Panther Valley's earliest settlers. Originally lined with individual tombstones, graves were enclosed with iron fences …
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 Lehi…
Discovered coal near here in 1791
To the veterans of the World War. Upon right, reliant Against wrong, defiant.
A gravity railroad was built along this mountain in 1827 to carry coal from the mines near Summit Hill to the Lehigh Canal at Mauch Chunk. A back-track and two planes were added in 1844 for the return trip by gravity. Railroad crossed the highway …
To all the defenders of the Union from Summit Hill and Panther Valley and to their parents and wives.