A colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin

Among the new acquisitions in our collection is a colorized postcard showing the Glen Burn Colliery in the early 20th century.

The postcard was published by R. Ramsay Mebane of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It was accompanied by this caption:

Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin, PA

The Breaker is equipped with the newest type of Chance Cones with a capacity of more than a million tons a year. The product is blended from three of the Susquehanna’s famous mines in this district. 

Glen Burn Mine Shamokin
Click for the full-sized image.

The Glen Burn Colliery was operated by the Susquehanna Coal Company (a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad) and the Susquehanna Collieries Company in the early 20th century. It had been formerly known as the Cameron Colliery and was located just north of Shamokin.

Read more about the colliery and its famous culm banks in this 2009 piece from the The Daily-Item.


Featured Image: Close-up of the Glen Burn Colliery in the early 20th century (Author’s Collection)


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