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 – Civil War hero and Coal Region mine foreman
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 visit to the former site of Kalmia Colliery – Schuylkill County
A recent visit to the site of Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County reveals life in an abandoned patch town.
Christmas in a Coal Region ‘patch town’
A writer from Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County details Christmas celebrations in a newspaper dispatch from 1877.