Old Miners

Old Miners

PostBy: Rusyn On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:50 am

Hello,

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.

Rusyn
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Re: Old Miners

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:07 am

Welcome to the forum Rusyn, can't help you with any "old timers" but someone should be able to point you in the right direction.

You may also want to contact the members of http://www.undergroundminers.com , Chris and Mike are both members here. They are younger guys but proabably know as much as anyone. They have even done some videos themselves.

Click link to pm Chris: http://nepacrossroads.com/ucp.php?i=pm& ... mpose&u=37
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Re: Old Miners

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:17 pm

Rusyn wrote:Hello,

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.

Rusyn

Here are some addresses you might want to contact you Might be able to interveiw them or visit there Mines


http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/bmr/annualreport/2006/table05_anthracite_surface.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Old Miners

PostBy: pa coal cracker On: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:02 am

Hi, I'll be able to help you get started, I know quite a few miners.
When are you going to be in Pa. David A's annual coal miners picnic is in August. There will be coal miners at the picnic, both working and retired. Let me know and I'll get you more info. Good luck, Craig.
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Re: Old Miners

PostBy: mike On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:41 am

You could also PM myself and Chris, we both work in a independant mine near New Philadelphia.
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