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Robinson Clay Product Company
A.K.A. "The Pit" in Pottstown, PA

The site of "The Pit" as many locals called it was the location where Robinson Clay Product Company dug the clay that they would make into terracotta vitrified sewer pipe across the street.

The pit itself was known well by all the kids who lived in "The Manor", the neighborhood directly next to the "The Pit" at Robinson Clay.  The Pit had many features including large hills, several tall cliffs, a large pond on it's east side, a small forest of submerged trees creating "the swamp" and trails, lots of trails all over the area.  This was their playground many years ago.

Today "The Pit" is a Walmart shopping center with many retail stores.  The area was developed around 1995 erasing any evidence of the former clay pit. 

This location has many fond memories for a group of kids that lived directly next to "the pit" in a neighborhood called "the Manor" by those who lived there. 

Read my memories of the clay pit here. 

 

 


Aerial of Pottsgrove Manor and "The Pit", circa Nov. 1988

These aerial pictures were snapped
on a flight in a small plane in 1988.

Pottsgrove Manor is the name of the neighborhood next to the site of the former Robinson Clay pit.

Do you remember the Pit or Robinson Clay Product Company?  Drop me an email!

Ralph Hassel       

Pictures of the clay pit in the early 1980's.  Snapped by my sister.


At the bottom of this image on the right is the access road that lead dump trucks and excavating equipment down into "The Pit".   At the bottom left is the pump house where a pump would pump the water out of The Pit and into the Manatawny Creek .

In the map below is the current location of "the Pit" at
Robinson Clay, which is a shopping center with a Walmart.

 

Geocashing

So what is Geocashing? If you haven't heard of geocaching, it a hightech sport centered around use of handheld GPS navigation devices; a modern day treasure hunt! Read More here: About Geocaching

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Image courtesy of Barry Isett & Associates

 
  
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