On December 1, 1871, the Kalmia Colliery breaker burned to the ground, nearly killing a night crew of workers trapped inside by the fumes.
We recently acquired this colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery near Shamokin
A filmmaker recorded silent moving images of a strip mine in operation in Schuylkill County in December 1917.
This journal documents a year of work at two anthracite collieries in Schuylkill County.
In October 1914, war raged on the European continent. In what was then called the "Great War," industrial-scale war was waged on a massive scale for the first time. Americans were paying attention. A commentator for the Pottsville Republican noted a curious thing about the suddenly mechanized armies smashing each other to pulp on the battlefields … Continue reading “The Mine Mule Affected by the European War” – 1914
A photograph from 1891 shows mineworkers posed at the bottom of the Lincoln Colliery breaker.
An August 1962 news report documents the early efforts to squelch an escalating mine fire at Centralia, Pennsylvania.
On December 18, 1869, six people were killed when a mine cave-in swallowed their homes in Luzerne County.
On May 1, 1916, miners in the Coal Region earned the 8 hour workday, successfully ending decades of advocacy and protest.
A visitor from Pottsville describes a rapidly expanding community in upper Dauphin County in 1871.