These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
“In the mines of Avondale” – A Coal Region ballad
"The Avondale Mine Disaster" is a miner's ballad originally recorded by folklorist George Korson in 1946.
Avondale – The Coal Region’s deadliest mining disaster
The Avondale Mine Disaster of September 6, 1869 killed 108 miners and 2 volunteer rescuers.
A tribute to a Coal Region labor leader – John Siney
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.