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Housing for the Miners - The Early History of Heilwood

Housing for the coal miners in Heilwood had many similarities to the housing in other bituminous mining areas of Western Pennsylvania in the early 1900s. Designed and constructed for the most part by mine engineers rather than architects, the housing was of a similar plan and type. Arranged along rectangular lines of survey, the houses ...


Accidents - Pennsylvania Mines and Mining - Library …

Avondale (1869) On Sept. 6, 1869, 110 miners died in a fire at this colliery in Plymouth, PA, prompting the Commonwealth to enact inspection laws for anthracite mines. Mammoth Coal Mine (1891) January 27, 1891 in Mount Pleasant, PA, …


How Miners Lived, Dressed, and Died in the 1800s - Heddels

How Miners Lived, Dressed, and Died in the 1800s. While most people know that blue jeans have their origin in the great, late-1800s mining booms in …


The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining | eHISTORY

The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining. Industrial work during the nineteenth century was often hazardous. Nowhere was this situation more true that in coal mining. By the 1860s some anthracite coal mines in northeastern Pennsylvania …


Coal In Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Mines and Mining ...

Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field (1870-1970) This 1955 publication summarizes anthracite coal data by year and by county. Anthracite Museum. Located in the heart of anthracite country in Scranton, PA, this …


The US Coal Industry in the Nineteenth Century

The coal industry was a major foundation for American industrialization in the nineteenth century. As a fuel source, coal provided a cheap and efficient source of power for steam engines, furnaces, and forges across the United States. As an …


Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution - History Learning ...

Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution. Coal was needed in vast quantities for the Industrial Revolution. For centuries, people in Britain had made do with charcoal if they needed a cheap and easy way to acquire fuel. What 'industry' that existed before 1700 used coal, but it came from coal mines that were near to the surface and the coal ...


Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979 ...

Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979. Published since the 1870s this report contains production statistics, mine names, locations, owner information, and accident statistics. Prior to the mid-1880s the reports for anthracite and bituminous coal were produced by separate agencies; therefore early reports for bituminous coal are ...


St. Valdimir - Smithmill, PA

The history of St. Vladimir's Church reflects the hopes, struggles and sorrows of a group of these immigrants who cleared their fields and worked in the coal mines of central Pennsylvania. About 350 years ago the Ukraine was occupied by Poland and the Ukrainian People were forced by the Polish Government to accept a union with the Western Church.


ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

Bituminous coal mining and coke making dominated much of western Pennsylvania's economy during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. From a scattering of mines in southwestern Pennsylvania in the late eighteenth century, the industry spawned hundreds of mines across western Pennsylvania that produced 177 million tons of bituminous coal in 1918.


PA Mining History

Coal Mining in Pennsylvania PA Mining History. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania's bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across …


Clearfield County PAGenWeb Archives Photos

Sep 2011: Jayne Cotter Albright and Nortma Bloom Sturm: hannahstreet-houtzdale.txt: Hannah Street, looking east, Houtzdale, ca. 1917: Nov 2010: Ellis Michaels ...


Census Records - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum …

1800 to 1920 Census. Pennsylvania census schedules for 1800-1880 and 1900-1920 are available on microfilm found in the cabinets marked Census. The 1890 census was destroyed by a fire in 1921. Entries are arranged by county and thereafter by subdivision. Published indexes for the years 1800 to 1870 are available on the reference bookshelves.


The Company Store - Perryopolis, Pennsylvania

Above: Two examples of miners' scrip from the late 1800's. The coal barons were in the business of making themselves rich, not the people who labored for them. One of the means they employed to achieve this end was to pay the miners …


Striking 1900s Photos of Coal Miners in Europe and ...

July 12, 2017 See Striking 1900s Photos of Coal Miners in Europe and Appalachia. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, coal became essential to manufacturing.


Pennsylvania-Mines - Mining Artifacts

PENNSYLVANIA MINES. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania's bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first commercially mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just …


Historical Sites - Clearfield County

Osceola Mills "The first town in the county to receive a railroad in 1862 and the telephone in 1878. In 1874 Berwind-White, the 4th largest coal company in the world, was founded here.


Coal and Steel Company Towns Gallery Images - …

In the late 1800s, Cambria Iron, and later Cambria Steel, grew so quickly that it seemed to always need to hire new workers. Many immigrated to Johnstown from Europe just to find work in the mills. Finding places for all the …


Coal Miner Records - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum ...

Coal Miner Records. The Pennsylvania State Archives hold numerous collections which pertain to persons either employed in or in some way associated with the anthracite (hard coal) and bituminous (soft coal) mining industries of the Commonwealth. The anthracite fields stretch for nearly 500 square miles across portions of northeastern ...


MISC. PITTSBURGH FIELD - coalcampusa.com

The Mathies mine near New Eagle, PA, which opened in 1944, was said to be the last bituminous coal mine in Pennsylvania to use rail haulage to bring the coal out of the mine. The mine cars are shown here shortly after the mine's …


ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

Mine owners and miners made Pennsylvania the nation's leading coal producer. Virtually all of the country's anthracite coal came from Pennsylvania, and anthracite production dominated the Commonwealth's coal output for most of the nineteenth century. In 1897 western Pennsylvania's bituminous mines surpassed anthracite production.


10 Vintage Photos Of Pennsylvania From The Early 1900s

A funeral procession travels through Scranton in this photo from 1900. Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain. 3. The Allentown Horse Exchange in Allentown, PA, is seen in this photo from 1900. Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain. 4. Edmund and Williams, a hardware store in Braddock, was housed in a three-story building.


History of Coke - Mining History Resources - Coal Culture ...

During the late 1800's and early 1900's, the combination of coal, capital, and railways brought a gigantic new industry to Jefferson and Indiana counties. Due to their favorable Northeast location, the product of the area's first coal mines soon poured in a stead stream into markets as far away as New England, the Great Lakes and Canada.


Working in a Mill in the late 1800's and early 1900's

Working in a Mill in the late 1800's and early 1900's. What was it like to work in a Mill say from 1880 through 1910? We have, as yet, failed to find a firsthand account. We have found the notice below belonging to the Hobbs, Wall & Co. …


How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners …

How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Morphed From a Galvanizing Crisis to Forgotten History . The death of 19 immigrants may have unified the labor movement, but powerful interests left ...


15 Best Rare Coal Mining Photos From Pennsylvania

These 15 Rare Photos Show Pennsylvania's Coal Mining History Like Never Before. Pennsylvania's rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late 1700s and boomed between 1870 and 1930. After the boom, the industry …