It is kinda ashame there is very little history on the web on the Independent Coal Breakers. Growing up in the Minersville area in the 60s I came remember many of independent who provided a living for many after the hey days of the big operators. Breakers such as K&P, Black Health, B&N, Live Oak, Kowlchicks, CLS, Minersville Coal, JAC, Dandos, Ryans, Franklin, Colitz, and many more. It would be nice to see history and pictures of the smaller operations I am little tired of reading about the big boys. It's like reading about IBM, Exxon and Citigroup and not thinking about the Mom and Pop operations that made this country Great. What ever happen to the Independent Coal Miners organization. I remember my father and grandfather got their newsletter in the 60s. Maybe we should write a special interest book on the independents.