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This was especially true in the late 1800s when the lack of transportation networks made commuting from towns and cities to physically remote isolated mining operations difficult if not impossible Mining camps had to be built to both attract and retain a labor force...

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

PA was the No 1 coal mining state in the USA until West ia 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...

7 Ghost Towns in PA You Can Still Visit

Nov 02 2020 0183 32 Onnalinda in Pennsylvania is an old coal mining town Above Beaverdale PA Barclay in Bradford County was a coal mining community in the late 1800s My great great grandparents lived there after arriving from England I think there is an old cemetery there Reply Christopher Walters...

21 Ruins and Abandoned Places in Pennsylvania You Can

Dec 13 2020 0183 32 Northeastern Pennsylvania has a rich anthracite coal mining history and no where is that better seen than on a tour of the Lackawanna Coal Mine in Scranton This mine opened in 1860 and was actively mined until 1966 After being closed the mine was abandoned for two decades before it was open for tours in 1985...

Pennsylvania Coal Mining History Disasters and Tours

Coal Mining Accidents in Western Pennsylvania One of the worst mine disasters in the United States occurred at the Darr Mine in Westmoreland County on December 19 1907 when a gas and dust explosion killed 239 miners Other major mine disasters in Western Pennsylvania include the Harwick Mine explosion of 1904 which claimed the lives of 179 miners plus two rescuers and the Marianna...

Pennsylvania US Coal Employment Records 1900

About Pennsylvania US Coal Employment Records 1900-1954 The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company LCNC was formed in 1820 by a merger of the Lehigh Coal Company and the Lehigh Navigation Company Both had been founded in 1818 by Josiah White Erskine Hazard and...

The Life of a Coal Miner eHISTORY

The laborer s work is often made difficult by the water and rock which are found in large quantities in coal veins There are 24 000 laborers in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania each one of whom is looking forward to becoming a miner in the...

American History USA

The coal-mining region of Eastern Pennsylvania rose to meet this demand There are two primary types of coal -- bituminous and anthracite While bituminous coal is easier to ignite and more commonly found in the United States anthracite coal is the superior product when it comes to providing heat The eastern region of Pennsylvania contained...

Time Machine 1902 Children working in the Pennsylvania

The report of the Bureau of Mines of Pennsylvania does not classify minors by their ag But I am convinced that 90 percent of the slate-pickers 30 percent of the drivers and runners and all of the helpers are boys In other words nearly one-sixth of all the employees of the coal mines are children...

Slow Fade of the Pennsylvania Irish The American

Feb 15 2018 0183 32 In the mid-1800s many Irish arrivals purged their previous lives of sorrow shame and heartbreak arrived en masse to work in the booming anthracite coal mines of northeastern Pennsylvania...

Bituminous coal mine maps of Pennsylvania Penn State

The Bituminous coal mine maps of Pennsylvania were created by the Works Progress Administration from 1934-1938 Workers transcribed information about the extent of underground bituminous coal mines on to these maps as well as locations of oil and gas wells These maps are based on 15-minute topographic quadrangles divided into nine sections...

Coal Mining and Colleries in and around Saint Clair

Coal Mining and Collieries in and around Saint Clair From the late 1800 s to the early part of the 1900 s Coal was King in Pennsylvania Anthracite History Journal The first coal miner s union in the United States was formed in Saint Clair...

The Carpathian Connection

The Slovak Lutheran immigrants who came to the Panther Valley in the late 1800 s to work in the coal mines found that they had to utilize other churches for a place of worship On February 22 1899 they met with the Rev Ludvi Kavel pastor of the Mt Carmel congregation who became the first administrator of St Johns to form their own church...

The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining eHISTORY

Industrial work during the nineteenth century was often hazardous Nowhere was this situation more true that in coal mining By the 1860s some anthracite coal mines in northeastern Pennsylvania had reached as much as 1 500 feet into the earth Miners reached these depths with technologies that by later standards would seem primitive...

PA Mining History

Coal Mining in Pennsylvania PA Mining History Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania s bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s Bituminous coal was first mined in Pennsylvania at Coal Hill Mount Washington just across the Monongahela River from the...

Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year 1870

Published since the 1870s this report contains production statistics mine names locations owner information and accident statistics Prior to the mid-1880s the reports for anthracite and bituminous coal were produced by separate agencies therefore early reports for bituminous coal are available as part III Industrial Statistics of the Annual Report of the Bureau of...

Fleeing from domestic famine in the late 1800 s

Dec 26 2009 0183 32 Fleeing from domestic famine in the late 1800 s Hordes of Lithuanians came to Pennsylvania to work in coal min Large numbers of Lithuanians first came to the United States in 1867-1868 after a famine in Lithuania at that time a part of the Russian Empire after Saint Petersburg had annexed the Lithuanian lands piece by piece between 1772...

What life was like in these American towns before they

In the late 1800s Centralia Pennsylvania was a booming mining town dependent on coal In 1890 there were 2 700 residents in Centralia which also had shops and entertainment In the 1900s the town turned one of the old mining shafts into a dump...

Railroad Maps 1828 to 1900 Available Online Coal Mines

Map showing the Seaboard Pennsylvania and Western Railroad and its connections Map of northeastern United States showing drainage cities and towns coal fields in Pennsylvania and the railroads with emphasis on the main line Contributor GW C Colton Co - Seaboard Pennsylvania and Western Railroad Date 1884...

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Seedbed of a political revolution in the eighteenth century Pennsylvania would become the fulcrum of the American industrial revolution in the nineteenth century In the 1800s Pennsylvania was an economic colossus driven by the expansion of mining railroads petroleum iron and steel production and manufacturing...

A century ago Pennsylvania stood almost entirely stripped

Aug 19 2015 0183 32 In the late 1800s north-central Pennsylvania was the epicenter of American logging Now those tanneries and sawmills are gone demolished or returned to...

Scranton Pennsylvania

Charles A Ashburner The Anthracite Coal Fields of Pennsylvania Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers 11 New York AIME 1883 136-159 Samuel Thomas Reminisces of the Early Anthracite Iron Industry Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers 30 New York AIME 1900 901-928...

Pennsylvania s Gumboot Run and East Branch Clarion River

Pennsylvania Problem Coal mining began in the Gumboot Run watershed in the late 1800s near the small village of Clermont in McKean County Gumboot Run is a tributary of the East Branch Clarion River which is dammed to form the East Branch Lake in a heavily forested part of northwestern Pennsylvania Deep mines pro-...

Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Jan 08 2021 0183 32 The anthracite mining industry loomed over the region until its decline in the 1950s Strip mines and fires most notably in Centralia remain visible Several violent incidences in the history of the US labor movement occurred within the coal region as this was the location of the Lattimer Massacre and the home of the Molly Maguir...

The Rise and Fall of Coal Miners Unions JSTOR Daily

Sep 23 2015 0183 32 Production of coal grew from 79 million tons in 1880 to 193 million in 1895 Meanwhile the industry consolidated big mine operators grew and merged and small ones were forced out of business Mining was a labor-intensive industry and mine...

Coal Mining Documentary

Nov 09 2017 0183 32 Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic HistoryCoal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground Coal is valued for...

The Interesting Evolution of the Coal Industry in America

English settlers discovered coal in Eastern North America in 1673 but commercial coal mining did not begin until the 1740s It remained a small industry until the early 1800s as American settlers preferred to use the plentiful supplies of wood...

Interactive atlas of historical coal mine maps in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection s Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations has collaborated with Pennsylvania State University to produce the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas This enormous resource contains thousands of detailed coal mine maps that can be overlaid on a variety of base maps for the entire state including terrain topographic and road...