I just found this site...wonderful stuff!
I was born in Hazleton and have loads of family in NEPA. My grandfather (deceased) was a miner around Hazleton for 50 years. He was a remarkable man.
I teach Video Production in college here in Maine. I've been gathering footage for a documentary about Mining in NEPA and would like to interview some of the "Old Time" miners and their relatives. I know they are a dying breed. If you know of anyone who might have some personal experience into the methods and life of the Anthracite miners please e-mail me. I will be in NEPA this summer working on my movie.
Thanks so much for the help.