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Standard Shaft is located in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It is a community located near Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.


Standard Shaft, sometimes just called Shaft by the locals, refers to the community that had in roots in the Standard Shaft Mine operation. It was founded in 1886 by the H. C. Frick Coke Company.

Around 1932, the H. C. Frick Coke Company closed and abandoned the Calumet Mine, located in nearby Calumet, Pennsylvania and sent a number of the miners to the Standard Shaft Mine near Mount Pleasant, and laid off the rest of the coal miners to fend for themselves, with no compensation or means of support.

Coordinates: 40°09′53″N 79°31′59″W / 40.16472°N 79.53306°W / 40.16472; -79.53306

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