Welcome to the Coal Region

Nostalgia, dialect, recipes, etc. of the Coal Region of Eastern Pennsylvania

Donald Trump Has Only Delivered 1,200 Coal-Mining Jobs ...

Donald Trump Has Only Delivered 1,200 Coal-Mining Jobs, Despite Claiming to Have Created 45,000

5 Places That Are Still On Fire | Mental Floss

Photograph by Flickr user Proper Pictures. Living near an active volcano can be a little anxiety-producing, but it's not the only fire raging below the Earth's surface. Coal is a long-burning mineral hidden underground that can ignite when the circumstances are right. Those circumstances include ...

Vintondale (Images of America: Pennsylvania): Denise Dusza ...

Vintondale, located in Cambria County, holds a unique position in history. It was a coal-mining town with a notorious reputation based on an antiunion legacy that lasted until the New Deal.

Mine railway - Wikipedia

A mine railway (or mine railroad, U.S.), sometimes pit railway, is a railway constructed to carry materials and workers in and out of a mine. Materials transported typically include ore, coal and overburden (also called variously spoils, waste, slack, culm, and tilings; all meaning waste rock).

History of Centralia PA Before 1962

See photos and learn the history of Centralia, Pennsylvania, including its founding in 1866, coal mining, and decline through the 1962 mine fire.

Scranton Furnace - OLD INDUSTRY

Description. Scranton Furnace is perhaps one of the largest pre-1900 blast furnaces in the world. It represents the transition from the small furnace operation to a major industrial undertaking.

Shamokin and Coal Township

Shamokin stands on tracts of land originally known as the Samuel Clark and the Samuel Wetherill survey. These patents were issued on April 11, 1776 by John Penn and John Penn Jr., successors of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.

Jamestown, Pennsylvania - City-Data.com

According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Jamestown, Pennsylvania as of August 17, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Jamestown to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing ...


Culture and images from Appalachia's coalfields. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Appalachia - Wikipedia

European migration into Appalachia began in the 18th century. As lands in eastern Pennsylvania, the Tidewater region of Virginia and the Carolinas filled up, immigrants began pushing further and further westward into the Appalachian Mountains.

Secrets About Mining Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals

Herkimer Diamonds - everything you wanted to know about mining these doubly terminated quartz crystals

Pennsylvania Highways: Interstate 79

History and information on Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania.

Abandoned Rails: Williamsport, PA to Elmira, NY

History of an abandoned railway line between Williamsport, PA and Elmira, NY, with interactive map and pictures.

Coal Mining - Coalwood, West Virginia

Coal Mining. Types of Coal Mines. There are four main types of coal mines: shaft mine, slope mine, drift mine, and surface (open-cast) mine. The mine at Coalwood was a shaft mine; the coal was brought up in an elevator from 600 to 800 feet underground.

Photos Of Abandoned Centralia, PA - Business Insider

That was 50 years ago on May 27, 1962. Half a century later, Centralia, Pennsylvania still burns. The once bustling coal-mining town — then home to over 2,000 people — is now a smoldering expanse of overgrown streets, cracked pavement and charred trees. Everywhere, streams of toxic gas spew into ...

Manheim, Pennsylvania - City-Data.com

According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Manheim, Pennsylvania as of August 13, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Manheim to the number of sex offenders is 246 to 1. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing ...

South Pittsburg, Tennessee History & Pictures

South Pittsburg Tennessee Historic Preservation Society, Inc. History story of .

Abandoned Rails: Abandoned Railroads of Pennsylvania

Abandoned railroad lines in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Growing Up in Coal Country: Susan Campbell Bartoletti ...

Growing Up in Coal Country [Susan Campbell Bartoletti] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inspired by her in-laws' recollections of working in coal country, Susan Campbell Bartoletti has gathered the voices of men

Coal mine deaths rose under Trump after record lows in 2016 ...

There were 15 workplace deaths at U.S. coal mines last year, compared to just nine—a record low—in 2016.