Birdseye view of Waynesburg, Greene County, PA, 1897.
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Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, by Thaddeus Mortimer. Fowler and James B. Moyer, 1897.

Credit: American Memory, Library of Congress

In the late 1800s, Greene County became a center of the Pennsylvania coking coal industry. Waynesburg, named after Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne, boasted four large gas compressing stations in the early 1900s.

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