Past and present coal mines in/around the upper Wyoming Valley?

Past and present coal mines in/around the upper Wyoming Valley?

PostBy: PelletstoCoal On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:26 pm

A friend asked if I had a list of all past and present coal mines in/around the upper Wyoming Valley (Pittston and north). She is most interested in the past when coal was king. I told her I knew just where to post such a question. Don't let me down guys.

Frank
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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:40 pm

I don't know if there is a "list" available anywhere as there were hundreds if not thousands of them. The breakers alone at the turn of the century numbered in the hundreds.

Nottingham Breaker Under Construction 1904? Plymouth, Pa. Not positive on the date and I have to look it up.
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Edit actually I have quite a large collection of scans from 8X10's of breakers.
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Huber, Ashley
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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:50 pm

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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: Ashcat On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:27 pm

Frank--
Try this link, and click on Go to Contents Page link:
http://www.nehgis.org/

A wealth of information including production stats, pictures, etc.
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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: PelletstoCoal On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:18 am

Ashcat, that site is exactly what I was looking for, names, pictures, dates and tonnage, nice find.
thanks, frank
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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:10 am

Glad you found it helpful.
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Re: Regional Coal History Question?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:15 pm

You might want to check out http://undergroundminers.com if you have not already. Chris Murley who runs that site and "mike" are both members here, I'm surprised they haven't chimed in.
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