Tag: coal mining

Anthracite Coal Region Poetry Round Up

As many of you know, from time to time I find, read, and record poetry written by local poets about their experiences living in and experiencing the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania for all of us to appreciate. For our last Friday in August 2016, I am including a “Poetry Round Up” of these recordings. Going…

Skies Over Schuylkill County – Aerial Photography 1

(First in a series)   The Dallin Aerial Survey Company made several fly-overs of Schuylkill County in the 1930s. They specialized in photographing business and industry, as well as city and town views. We share some of images results here. In this first post in a series of posts, their single-engine plane flew over St.…

A Plane Engineering Feat: Facts, Photos and Film of the Mahanoy Plane

  We’ve written before about Mahanoy Plane and we’ve even done a popular Facebook post.   What makes this post so different? Well, we hope we can give you, our dedicated readers, as much information about engineering of the plane. In a future post, we will be moving onto important people, events, buildings, and so on. For…

The Mahanoy Plane, Patch Towns, and Company Scrip

women in the anthracite coal region, women's work, women's labor, slatepickers

This image is one of a series and in it, we see the foot of the inclined plane railroad that transported coal from the Mahanoy Plane valley up the Broad Mountain to Frackville. It opened in 1862 and it was part of the Reading Railroad system. The plane closed in 1932. Partial ruins remain in…