fayette | Adelaide, PA Mile 92

This coke-producing company town, named for industrialist Henry Clay Frick’s wife, was developed during the heyday of Pennsylvania’s coal and coke industry. Several batteries of coke ovens still stand near GAP mile 93, remains of beehive ovens can be seen. Please look only; they are on private property.

The remains of Old Overholt Distillery are just across the river, near GAP Mile 91. Whiskey-making was a thriving cottage industry well into the nineteenth century. Nearly every farm had a still. Monongahela Rye became an internationally recognized whiskey in the early 1800’s. 

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