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Coal Towns Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Historians with the state say towns are found in 30 Pennsylvania counties. The true number of coal towns across Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Greene counties is somewhere around 260, according to Chris DellaMea, a Beckley, W.Va.,

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

2021-12-18  PA was the No. 1 coal mining state in the U.S.A. until West Virginia surpassed it in 1930. In 1992 Pennsylvania produced only 65 million tons of coal, but was still the nationwide leader in coke production. This is a presentation of historically significant bituminous coal mining towns and structures in Western Pennsylvania.

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15 Best Rare Coal Mining Photos From Pennsylvania

2017-1-8  These 15 Rare Photos Show Pennsylvania’s Coal Mining History Like Never Before. Pennsylvania’s rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late 1700s and boomed between 1870 and 1930. After the boom, the industry

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Coal Region Travel guide at Wikivoyage

2021-12-18  9 Shamokin — Home of the annual "Coal Drop" on New Year's Eve. 10 Shickshinny 11 Wilkes-Barre Other destinations 1 Lehigh Valley 2 Poconos

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ExplorePAHistory Stories from PA History

Ann Rochester, Labor and Coal, 1931. Coal Town, by Thomas J. Armour. Coal mining defined life above ground as much as it did below ground. Between 1880 and 1920, dozens of towns sprouted throughout the soft coal fields of central and western Pennsylvania to house tens of thousands of miners.

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20 Things Only People in Pennsylvania's Coal Region Know

2015-12-18  In more modern times, the surface mining holes have become popular swimming spots in many Coal Region towns, such as “The Mile” in

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7 Ghost Towns in PA You Can Still Visit Uncovering PA

2019-10-2  Rausch Gap is another abandoned Pennsylvania town that got its start as a coal mining community. Located in Lebanon County near the Appalachian

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A LEGACY OF COAL JSTOR Home

mine engineers rather than architects, Pennsylva- nia's coal towns share a number of distinguishing characteristics. First, and most important, these towns were usually financed, built, owned, main- tained, and operated by only one company. Com- panies provided houses, schools, churches, medical facilities, and a store where miners bought ,

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Coal Mining and Coal Towns in Western Pennsylvania

2007-4-3  Coal Mining and Coal Towns in Western Pennsylvania By Dr. Lu, Soo Chun, History Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Grade Level: 7-12 Introduction: A block of three lessons on mining in Western Pennsylvania that can be taught in a Geography or History class. Objectives: Students will be able to: a) Interpret primary source material.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

2021-5-1  PA was the No. 1 coal mining state in the U.S.A. until West Virginia surpassed it in 1930. In 1992 Pennsylvania produced only 65 million tons of coal, but was still the nationwide leader in coke production. This is a presentation of historically significant bituminous coal mining towns and structures in Western Pennsylvania.

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15 Best Rare Coal Mining Photos From Pennsylvania

2017-1-8  These 15 Rare Photos Show Pennsylvania’s Coal Mining History Like Never Before. Pennsylvania’s rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late 1700s and boomed between 1870 and 1930. After the boom, the industry

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Coal In Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Mines and Mining

2021-11-9  Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field (1870-1970) This 1955 publication summarizes anthracite coal data by year and by county. Anthracite Museum. Located in the heart of anthracite country in Scranton, PA, this

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A Western Pennsylvania Coal Mining Town

Heil historical marker that reads: “Heil, Named after John Heil Weaver, Pioneer in the Coal Industry, Founded 1904”. The earliest known photo of Heil (circa 1906) Having grown up in Heil, I was totally unaware of the history of the community. I played in old foundations and roamed through dark, tumble-down buildings

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New book examines Pennsylvania coal and coke

2015-1-9  The Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette has just published a book by John A. Enman that examines Pennsylvania coal and coke communities in such detail as to bring to light a great deal of information that was nearly lost. The book, titled "Another Time Another World: Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal, Coke, and Communities," will be available

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ExplorePAHistory Stories from PA History

Pennsylvania's bituminous and anthracite coal industries are greatly diminished from their peak during the early twentieth century. Many coal towns have lost population and businesses since mines closed, and some coal towns have disappeared entirely. Many operators have gone out of business and left a legacy of environmental damage.

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APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS coalcampusa

2021-7-29  A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. and the Charleston Gazette. and the Big Stone Gap Post "Amazingly thorough, obsessively comprehensive documentation of coal

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The Company Town EH.net

Although company towns were most closely associated with the coal mining industry it should be noted that they existed in a number of other industries. For example, Homestead, Pennsylvania was a company town situated next to the Homestead Steel Mill. Similarly, Pullman, Illinois was a company town for workers employed at the factory that

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Visit These 7 Ghost Towns In PA At Your Own Risk

2020-5-7  Visit These 7 Ghost Towns In Pennsylvania At Your Own Risk You might be surprised to discover how many empty, abandoned towns dot the valleys and hills of our precious home state. Rather than building new towns in these places, it seems as if we’ve just let the old ones sit like forgotten children.

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Coal In Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Mines and Mining

2021-11-9  Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field (1870-1970) This 1955 publication summarizes anthracite coal data by year and by county. Anthracite Museum. Located in the heart of anthracite country in Scranton, PA, this

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Mines and Company Towns Coal Culture Projects IUP

2021-12-19  Coal mines, and the company towns that grew up around them, are part of the rich legacy of Pennsylvania's coal culture. Learn more about life in a company towns through the stories of several nearby company towns and mines.

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A Western Pennsylvania Coal Mining Town

Heil historical marker that reads: “Heil, Named after John Heil Weaver, Pioneer in the Coal Industry, Founded 1904”. The earliest known photo of Heil (circa 1906) Having grown up in Heil, I was totally unaware of the history of the community. I played in old foundations and roamed through dark, tumble-down buildings

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Reimagining Pennsylvania's Coal Communities Kleinman

2018-5-23  Pennsylvania’s coal mining industry began in the mid-1700s and grew to warm countless homes, power the nation, and fuel the steel industry and the industrial age. In turn, coal’s importance to Pennsylvania’s economy grew, as

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New book examines Pennsylvania coal and coke

2015-1-9  The Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette has just published a book by John A. Enman that examines Pennsylvania coal and coke communities in such detail as to bring to light a great deal of information that was nearly lost. The book, titled "Another Time Another World: Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal, Coke, and Communities," will be available

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Out In The Coal Patch: Life in the Coal Mining Towns of

Vanishing Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia, Part 2 3:38 I have been watching these historic coal towns in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and

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Pennsylvania Coal Culture Exhibit Coal Culture Projects

2021-12-19  A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture. Featuring the RochesterPittsburgh Coal Company Collection. This exhibit featured artifacts, photographs, mine maps, and ledgers that document Western Pennsylvania bituminous coal culture in Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties, including the work and lives of miners and

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Mining Resources Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Mining Resources. Mining in Pennsylvania was a well regulated industry after the Avondale mine disaster in 1869.Details of mining accidents, fatal and nonfatal, can be found in the volumes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Mine Inspector Reports.Publications began in 1870 and continues today; however, the reports are only genealogically useful until the 1920’s.

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Legacy: abandoned mine impacts in Pennsylvania’s

2016-4-7  by Gabby Zawacki. Drive through Northeastern Pennsylvania and you may see black hills of coal and orange water flowing near or through towns. What you’re witnessing is the legacy of historic anthracite coal mining, which fueled

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The Economic Impact of the Coal Industry in Pennsylvania

2014-5-5  Pennsylvania Coal Alliance shall retain ownership of all materials provided to PELGP during the data collection phase of this project. Pennsylvania Coal Alliance acknowledges 3(/*3¶V ownership in the final product. The results may be used by the both parties for advocacy, training, statistical, educational and media purposes supporting the

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