On December 1, 1871, the Kalmia Colliery breaker burned to the ground, nearly killing a night crew of workers trapped inside by the fumes.
Captain Alexander Frazer became a hero during the Civil War. And after the war he shined as a mining expert in the Coal Region.
A recent visit to the site of Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County reveals life in an abandoned patch town.
A writer from Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County details Christmas celebrations in a newspaper dispatch from 1877.