Take the Scalp Level exit off of PA 56 just outside
Windber and turn toward the heart of town. At the
three-way stop sign bear left onto Main Street. The
overlook is on the right.
This overlook provides an excellent overview of Berwind-White Coal Company's Eureka Mine Number 40 – one of the company's most productive mines – and the coal-mining community that grew around it. The community was also known as Mine 40 and became part of Scalp Level Borough.
Scalp Level preceded mining operations and is known in the fine-arts world as the base of operations for a group of plein-air painters of the late-19th and early-20th centuries known as the Scalp Level School of Art. Led by George Hetzel, painters of this group captured landscapes of the beautiful Paint Creek valley prior to its disturbance by lumbering and coal-mining activities. For more information on Scalp Level art, click here or on the main menu above.
Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 142
Windber, PA 15963