Ukranian Lemkos in the Minersville (Pa.) region. This two-part article was originally published in 2011 and gives an intimate glimpse into family memories and history shared by people in the area of Minersville and the surrounding “patches” of Primrose and Forrestville. In addition, part 2 features information on the Kramer, Olenick, Katchmar, and Pellish families. READ MORE >>
The Mahanoy Plane is an engineering feat that moved hundreds of millions of tons of anthracite coal up Broad Mountain, just north of Frackville, PA. What made this mega-machine run was a tandem frictional rope with a 6,000 horsepower steam hoist at Mahanoy Plane. The anthracite coal from the surrounding 48 collieries went through the READ MORE >>
From the 1930s, a great explanation of Anthracite mining and how things work. Filmed at Glen Alden Coal, and I believe it would be the Huber Breaker in Ashley, Pa, outside Wilkes-Barre.