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Former mine entrances uncovered in Export

Work was recently completed to clear an old mine entrance located behind the Export district court off Washington Avenue. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
Work was recently completed to clear an old mine entrance located behind the Export district court off Washington Avenue. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

People heading to Charles R. Conway’s district court building in Export likely didn’t realize that a piece of borough history was buried in the nearby hillside.

As his Eagle project, Boy Scout Troy Florian of Murrysville organized a crew to clear weeds and uncover the former entrance to the Westmoreland Coal Company’s No. 2 mine.

Through a grant, the Export Historical Society will erect an informational sign near the entrance detailing the area’s history and importance to the borough.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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