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This Abandoned Pennsylvania Town Has Been On HuffPost

Jan 09 2017 · Signs warn visitors to the dangers of death by asphyxiation or being swallowed by the ground but the old mining town of Centralia Pennsylvania was once home to more than 1 000 people Now it s nothing more than a smoldering ghost town that s been burning for half a century …

Coal Region Towns Villages and Patches

Nostalgia lexicon and recipes of Schuylkill County PA da Back Mountain the towns up Rte 309 from Wilkes Barre and Kingston such as Dallas Shavertown and Trucksville Barnesville east of Mahanoy City of Rte 54 site of Lakewood Park and the ever popular Bavarian Summer Festival The Bastie see Wildcat Bear Valley 1 2 and 3 leaving Shamokin on Rte 125 in the southwestern …

Coal Region Towns Villages and Patches

Slaba s Hill East Main St betweeen the Miners Mill s Section of Wilkes Barre and Plains Slabtown in Columbia County just over the Little Mountain from Ringtown near Ideal Park Slackersville a strippin near Beaver Brook Dates to the 1920 s at least Slocum and Slocum Corners small villages in the mountains between Nanticoke and Hazelton Slope Street lower end of Drifton across …

Railroad Maps 1828 to 1900 Available Online

Search results 1 25 of 36 Map showing the Sodus Point Southern Railroad and its connections Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage cities and towns county boundaries coal in Pennsylvania and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line …

Historic Towns Indiana County Tourist Bureau

McIntyre Pennsylvania was one of more than a dozen coal mining company towns developed by the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company in Indiana County in the early part of the 20th century During this period the United States was becoming a major industrial and world power due in part to the presence and mining of coal and other abundant …

Housing for the Miners The Early History of Heilwood

SELLING THE HOUSES TO THE TOWNSPEOPLE In 1943 the Monroe Coal Mining Company a subsidiary of the J H Weaver Company of Philadelphia purchased over 16 000 acres of coal lands in Indiana and Cambria Counties from the Bethlehem Cuba Iron Mines Company a subsidiary of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation In addition the Monroe Coal Mining Company acquired 2 000 acres of …

Coal Mining History Disasters and Tours in Pennsylvania

Coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid 1700 s fueled by the Colonial iron industry Bituminous soft coal was first mined in Pennsylvania about 1760 at Coal Hill present day Mount Washington just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh …

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Pennsylvania Culture Trip

Lancaster Located in south central Pennsylvania Lancaster is one of the oldest inland towns in the USA and with over 200 shops and boutiques a plethora of outstanding restaurants and a beautiful countryside it is no wonder why Lancaster is a well liked travel location Originally settled by Pennsylvania Dutch the Red Rose City offers an array of distinctive attractions from the Kitchen …

Life in the Patches The Old Country in the New World

The typical miner and his family lived in a one or two story frame house often owned by the mining company Although many miners lived in coal towns such as Saint Clair others lived in the patches or small villages surrounding town The patches consisted of from a few dozen to a hundred frame houses with a company store and perhaps a chapel …

PA Mining History Department of Environmental Protection

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 …

Appalachian Coal Mining Towns YouTube

Oct 03 2011 · Remnants of days gone by Coal camps in West Virginia Virginia Pennsylvania and Kentucky Photos courtesy of…

List of company towns in the United States Wikipedia

Gas Hills Wyoming was composed of several mining companies towns the largest of which was owned by Lucky Mc Uranium Shirley Basin Wyoming was another uranium mining company town owned by Utah Construction and Mining s uranium operations Table Rock Wyoming was built in the 1970s to support the nearby Colorado Interstate Gas processing plant …

21 Ruins and Abandoned Places in Pennsylvania You Can

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…

7 Pennsylvania Ghost Towns Coal Mines Lumber Towns

Ghost towns are great places to visit and learn about the history of this great country Pennsylvania has some of the most historic ghost towns in the United States Some of the state s ghost towns were thriving mining towns in the 19th century while several others were built to support lumber activities …

INSANE FIND IN PA COAL MINE PITTSBURGH PA

Dec 26 2016 · amazing incredible find in old abandonded pittsburgh pa coal mine abandoned coal mine pittsburgh pa coal mine underground gold …

Ernest Life in a Mining Town Coal Culture People

By 1916 Ernest was a thriving mining community with a school two churches a barbershop and a company store so large that it served as a warehouse for all other company stores in Indiana County But men who mine coal work closely with death and accidents and explosions are a part of the history of every mining town …

ExplorePAHistory com Stories from PA History

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 …

7 Coal Mining Ghost Towns in West Virginia

Jan 25 2016 · Like most of West Virginia the New River Gorge area has a rich history of coal mining In fact during the Industrial Period more than 50 coal towns sprung up there bringing thousands of people to the gorge Those coal towns disappeared just as quickly as they appeared though leaving the ruins of the towns to be reclaimed by nature …

Exploring the Ghost Town of McIntyre PA

Oct 10 2016 · We check out to the location of an abandoned coal mining town from the late 1800s The coal company was created in 1870 being the first large scale mining operation in the area The town …

Visit These 7 Ghost Towns In Pennsylvania At Your Own Risk

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 …

Ghost Towns 5 For Sale Right Now and 5 That Already Sold

Aug 06 2019 · Spring Canyon in Utah is on sale right now for 199 000 For that price you get 100 acres of empty land and buildings Back in 2013 an abandoned gold mining town called Swansea in California sold for a mere 70 000 So if you re a history buff or a paranormal fan – many of these deserted towns are alleged to be haunted – check out these …

List of ghost towns in Pennsylvania Wikipedia

Pages in category Coal towns in Pennsylvania The following 81 pages are in this category out of 81 total This list may not reflect recent changes …

Western PA Coal Mine Towns YouTube

Apr 01 2014 · Western PA Coal Mine Towns Rev MuzzleMike K3MLN 5 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Pennsylvania US Travel Guide Duration 3 47 Love is Vacation 70 266 views 3 47 Coal mining town of …

This Mine Fire Has Been Burning For Over 50 Years HISTORY

Apr 26 2019 · A century ago Centralia Pennsylvania was a busy small town filled with shops residents and a brisk mining business Coal from local mines …

These 15 Rare Photos Show Pennsylvania s Coal Mining

Pennsylvania s rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late 1700s and boomed between 1870 and 1930 After the boom the industry began a steady decline that continues to the present day In fact between September 2014 and April 2016 the industry as a …

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 resident who as a hobby created a map every company town he could verify in Appalachia …

18 of the Spookiest Ghost Towns in America Most Haunted

Oct 11 2019 · Considered the best remaining example of early 20th century copper mining this mill town is at the end of a 60 mile dirt road in the middle of Alaska s massive Wrangell–St Elias National Park From 1911 to 1938 Kennecott employed as many as 300 people in the mill town and 300 in the mines processing nearly 200 million worth of copper …

Eckley Miners Village Museum – 2 Eckley Main Street

Eckley Miners Village educates the public about the story of anthracite coal mining along with patch towns and their residents through the preservation and exploration of the site and its collection Eckley Miners Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Eckley Miners …

 

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