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These mining reports document the productivity and efforts of hardworking Pennsylvania miners past and present. This website is dedicated to the more than 51,000 Pennsylvania miners who died working these mines and quarries, to those that survived, and to those that continue this dangerous work today.

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  • WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS
    WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

    A coal patch called coal camp outside of Pennsylvania is a town where everything was built and owned by a coal company, including schools, churches, stores, theatres, and residential structures. Coal patches in Western Pennsylvania generally date from the 1870s through the 1920s.

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  • Penna Historical Mining Reports
    Penna Historical Mining Reports

    These mining reports document the productivity and efforts of hardworking Pennsylvania miners past and present. This website is dedicated to the more than 51,000 Pennsylvania miners who died working these mines and quarries, to those that survived, and to those that continue this dangerous work today.

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  • Westmoreland Coal Company Company History
    Westmoreland Coal Company Company History

    Westmoreland took its name from Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania, where in 1854 the company began mining coal for home heating, railroads, and, most importantly, coal gasification. Westmoreland County coal is largely bituminous, the principal grade of coal used for

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  • Coal Miner Records Pennsylvania Historical Museum
    Coal Miner Records Pennsylvania Historical Museum

    Coal Miner Records . The Pennsylvania State Archives hold numerous collections which pertain to persons either employed in or in some way associated with the anthracite hard coal and bituminous soft coal mining industries of the Commonwealth.

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  • Western Pennsylvanias Long History of Energy Production
    Western Pennsylvanias Long History of Energy Production

    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in 2004, 75 million tons of coal was extracted by 7,000 miners employed in the areas coal fields. Pennsylvania Oil Production. In addition to a history of coal production, Western Pennsylvania has a long history

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  • PAMercer County Misc 1909 Coal Mining in Mercer
    PAMercer County Misc 1909 Coal Mining in Mercer

    Source A Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 1909 The production of coal in large quantities was the foundation for the iron and steel industry in Mercer county, and the two industries have practically developed together. Coal mining as an industry was not established until the middle of last century.

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  • Pennsylvania Coal Mine To Close NPR
    Pennsylvania Coal Mine To Close NPR

    Jan 07, 2018 Pennsylvania Coal Mine To Close In southwestern Pennsylvania, another coal mine is closing. NPRs Lulu GarciaNavarro talks to county supervisor

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  • Coal in Pennsylvania
    Coal in Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania coal industry saw its greatest year in 1918, when 330,000 miners produced a staggering 277 million tons of coal worth 705 million at that time. World War I was at its height, American industry was straining every muscle, and virtually everything that required power ran on coalindustry, railroads, steamships, electrical

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  • Wynning History Exploring the history of Pennsylvanias
    Wynning History Exploring the history of Pennsylvanias

    Exploring the history of Pennsylvanias Coal Region Get the latest updates from Wynning History. Read more Subscribe to Wynning History. Join the Coal Region History Facebook Group. Share stories of the Coal Region. Read more Join the Coal Region History Facebook Group. Recent Posts Honor the Nurses 1918 Influenza Pandemic in

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  • How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners
    How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners

    Mar 13, 2019 How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Morphed From a Galvanizing Crisis to Forgotten History The death of 19 immigrants may

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  • Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Jan 02, 2020 About the Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania encompasses six counties in Pennsylvania Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, and Schuylkill a small portion of Dauphin County also contained coal.

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  • Coal Culture Timeline Coal Culture Projects Special
    Coal Culture Timeline Coal Culture Projects Special

    The history of bituminous coal mining in Central and Western Pennsylvania spans two centuries. Coal Culture Timeline. The use of coke and bituminous coal in blast furnaces increases the consumption of Pennsylvania coal approximately one quarter of a million tons a year for the five years preceding the Civil War. The Monongahela Valley

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  • Pennsylvania Trails of History Museums
    Pennsylvania Trails of History Museums

    Pennsylvania Trails of History. History is just ahead! With over 300 years of American history at your fingertips, which trail will YOU take? Follow Pennsylvania Trails of History through our nations farming, industrial, military and community roots. Jump in the car, fill the tank and spend a day traveling back through the centuries.

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  • History of Coal in Cambria County Johnstown Area
    History of Coal in Cambria County Johnstown Area

    The areas rich coal deposits made the steel industry possible here. Johnstown is located in Cambria County, which is rich in coal resources. As early as the 1760s, white settlers in the Conemaugh Valley dug coal, which was used in the forges and blacksmith

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  • Pennsylvania Irish Coal Region History EzineArticles
    Pennsylvania Irish Coal Region History EzineArticles

    Most of the Irish, who settled in Pennsylvania coal regions, prior to the great Irish famine 18451849, came from the counties of Kilkenny and Laois, in southcentral Ireland. Because of the great potato famine in Ireland in 18451849, a large number of other Irish immigrants reluctantly descended on Pennsylvania coal regions for employment. They really never wanted to leave Ireland. These

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  • PA State Archives MG282 Scope and Content Note PA
    PA State Archives MG282 Scope and Content Note PA

    PENNSYLVANIA COAL COMPANY RECORDS 18381975 126 cu. ft. The Pennsylvania Coal Company was chartered in 1838 and organized in 1915 in Scranton to mine anthracite coal. In 1849, it merged with the Washington Coal Company. Because of an 1869 disaster at its Avondale mine in which 110 miners died, laws were passed providing for a second opening to

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  • Underground Coal Mining
    Underground Coal Mining

    Underground Coal Mining. Underground mining involves opening one or more portals or shafts into the earth that follow or intercept coal seams that are too deep for surface mining methods. Two main methods of underground mining are practiced in Pennsylvania RoomandPillar Generally used for seams that are relatively flat or gently dipping. As

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  • A Tribute to Anthracite Miners Mining Hard Coal and
    A Tribute to Anthracite Miners Mining Hard Coal and

    Skeletons of The Coal Region. When coal was king, its castle was the breaker an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast.

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  • Coal Towns Pittsburgh PostGazette
    Coal Towns Pittsburgh PostGazette

    Three coal units have closed in southwestern Pennsylvania since 2012, including FirstEnergy Corp.s Hatfields Ferry power plant, a 1,710megawatt landmark so close to Nemacolin that, on a sunny day, it would eclipse the villages streets with its plume of white steam. Coal producers have experienced a wave of bankruptcies and soulsearching.

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  • History of Centralia PA Before 1962
    History of Centralia PA Before 1962

    Sep 13, 2014 Centralia PA Early History. Before the town of Centralia, PA existed, there was a vast expanse of mountain wilderness inhabited by tribes of Native Americans. That changed in 1749 when the Native Americans living in what is now Columbia County, Pennsylvania sold their land to

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