A stylish, and sometimes haunting, collection of photos of the coal region and what once was. Please feel free to leave a comment if you recognize, or have a connection, to a place in this collection. VIEW THE EXHIBIT
John J. Stoffey was 95 when he died in early January 2017. He wrote what he called “Memories of a Coal Cracker” in the 1960s. Bill White, from The Morning Call, shares his memories with us. READ MORE
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Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe goes deep inside an Anthracite mine just outside Pottsville in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania where he gets down and dirty during a shift in the mines with Steve Rothermel and co-workers at the R. S.& W. Coal company workings. If you are from the Coal Region, you will recognize the western Schuylkill READ MORE >>
The deadly coal miners’ disease is surging back despite rules created to control the disease. What is Black Lung? An “Epidemic” Among Miners Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge in Appalachia Spike in Black Lung Cases Strain Federal Benefits Program Surface Miners at Risk For Black Lung
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