• Ernest Life in a Mining TownCoal Culture People

    By 1916 Ernest was a thriving mining community with a school two churches a barbershop and a company store so large that it served as a warehouse for all other company stores in Indiana County. But men who mine coal work closely with death and accidents and explosions are a part of the history of every mining town.

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  • The Top Ten Historic Mining Towns You Should Visit Today

    Cripple Creek is another mining town that has turned to gambling to diversify its economy. Numerous casinos and hundreds of historic structures make Cripple Creek a great tourist destination. 7. Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Arizona. Bisbee Arizona was founded as a copper gold and silver mining town in 1880. Bisbee became a booming copper camp

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  • The Top Ten Historic Mining Towns You Should Visit Today

    Cripple Creek is another mining town that has turned to gambling to diversify its economy. Numerous casinos and hundreds of historic structures make Cripple Creek a great tourist destination. 7. Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Arizona. Bisbee Arizona was founded as a copper gold and silver mining town in 1880. Bisbee became a booming copper camp

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  • 7 Ghost Towns in PA You Can Still VisitUncoveringPA

    Apr 28 2020 · Rausch Gap is another abandoned Pennsylvania town that got its start as a coal mining community. Located in Lebanon County near the Appalachian Trail Rausch Gap was formed in 1828. The community flourished growing to as many as 1 000 residents but was gone by 1910.

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  • Mining Towns in Alabama Encyclopedia of Alabama

    Ensley Postcard As coal and iron industries developed in Alabama mining towns came to define the daily existence and the social order for thousands of miners and their families. Numerous towns dotted the landscape during the boom times for coal and iron production but mining s decline in the last half of the twentieth century brought about the disappearance of many communities.

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  • 11 abandoned Old West boom towns MNNMother Nature Network

    Oct 15 2014 · 11 abandoned Old West boom towns Gone but not forgotten these once-bustling mining outposts offer visitors a look at the Old West in surroundings ranging from kitschy to untouched.

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  • 20 Things Only People in Pennsylvania s Coal Region Know

    Dec 18 2015 · 3. The town s local swimming spot is more than likely a hole in the ground. Due to a particular type of anthracite coal mining known as surface mining which was a popular and easy mining method during the coal boom large holes sometimes nearly a mile long and over a hundred feet deep still remain to this day.

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  • These Striking Photos Will Change the Way You Look at Coal

    These Striking Photos Will Change the Way You Look at Coal Country the land for the new school on top of an old surface mining site. train tracks with coal trains running by and 10 feet

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  • Colorado Ghost Towns Map Abandoned Towns and Mining

    These towns were abandoned for different reasons some due to mining or economic struggles others due to natural forces like cold winters. Read our ghost towns blog. Ghost Towns in Colorado. Year round you can explore the best abandoned old ghost towns in

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  • Book digs up history of Kansas old coal mining towns

    For towns in southeast Kansas coal mining was a way of life and those roots can be seen in the book "Southeastern Kansas Coal Mining Towns " which is now available.

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  • 20 Things Only People in Pennsylvania s Coal Region Know

    Dec 18 2015 · 3. The town s local swimming spot is more than likely a hole in the ground. Due to a particular type of anthracite coal mining known as surface mining which was a popular and easy mining method during the coal boom large holes sometimes nearly a mile long and over a hundred feet deep still remain to this day.

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  • Ghost Towns of New Mexico Trail Map New Mexico True

    They are ghost towns now. But in the late 1800s each had a moment of glory that blazed and died like a sudden flame. Most were mining towns where men lusted after the earth s richesgold silver turquoise copper lead and coal. A few were farming communities that flourished for a time and mysteriously fell silent. Literally hundreds of towns not only died they vanished.

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  • Coal Mining History Disasters and Tours in Pennsylvania

    Coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700 s fueled by the Colonial iron industry. Bituminous (soft) coal was first mined in Pennsylvania about 1760 at "Coal Hill" (present-day Mount Washington) just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh.

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  • Mining TownsWestern Mining History

    The mining history of the western United States is an important part of overall US history and has left an enduring record in the numerous remote towns victorian buildings and mine structures. I invite you to explore this fascinating cultural and industrial history by exploring western states and towns here at Western Mining History.

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  • Ghost Towns of New Mexico Trail Map New Mexico True

    They are ghost towns now. But in the late 1800s each had a moment of glory that blazed and died like a sudden flame. Most were mining towns where men lusted after the earth s richesgold silver turquoise copper lead and coal. A few were farming communities that flourished for a time and mysteriously fell silent. Literally hundreds of towns not only died they vanished.

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  • old LINCOLN HILL PENNSLYVANIA PA FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP COAL

    For sale a EARLY AND BELIEVE A COAL MINING GHOST TOWN / DESERTED SITE COAL MINING COMPANY MERCHANT old "good for" style trade token which actually is " PAYABLE IN MERCHANDISE 1.00 ORCO." at a business called " LINCOLN HILL SUPPLY CO (COAL MINING STORE RELATED)" which was located in old lumber town possibly ghost town of LINCOLN HILL

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  • Canmore minesGhost Town

    An old coal car lays in the forest on the former mining property. Photo by Johnnie Bachusky . This old road in a forest was once the site of the coal line for cars carrying coal from the mine. The old rail ties can still be seen. Photo by Johnnie Bachusky . The old

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  • Ghost Towns of WashingtonGhost Town Listings Washington

    Ghost Towns of Washington is the most comprehensive site on the web listing ghost towns and the history of ghost towns historic mining sites and other significant points of historic importance in Washington State. We have visited 22 counties covering 52 town sites 154 mines with over 10 miles of underground workings explored.

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  • Colorado Mine Tours Gold Rush Towns Colorado

    Mar 04 2020 · In fact early gold discoveries were relatively meager but to Americans on the East Coast eyeing the frontier each report added impetus to head west. Soon the Colorado gold rush was on with covered wagons crossing the Great Plains to cries of "Pikes Peak or Bust " Today you can visit many of these historic Colorado towns and ride our historic railroads to see remnants of gold rush past.

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  • Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past

    Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past January 2014 Down in the hollow one may hear echos of the drills that bore into the hillsides eking out mines with seams so narrow in some places that miners had to move through on their knees.

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  • Ghost Towns on the Cumberland PlateauAppalachian History

    Jul 14 2014 · Sometimes it s hard to find the history of why a town grew where it did and even harder to learn why it was abandoned. Sure when you can identify a mining community you can deduce that the coal seam played out and the company moved on. But many of these towns sprang up around very small mines that are practically lost to history.

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  • Power Down The Former Mining Towns of Illinois

    In a recent trip to former mining towns in Illinoisthe state where coal was first discovered along what would become the Ilinois RiverPeter van Agtmael took a portrait of an area not only at the centre of this debate but is symbolic of the current political climate in the United States.

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  • The Kentucky coal town fighting to survive after coal

    Mar 31 2018 · Hazard Kentucky a town hard-hit from coal-mining closings is struggling to employ its out-of-work coal miners through a mix of local state federal and private programs.

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  • Coal Mining History Disasters and Tours in Pennsylvania

    Coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700 s fueled by the Colonial iron industry. Bituminous (soft) coal was first mined in Pennsylvania about 1760 at "Coal Hill" (present-day Mount Washington) just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh.

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  • OTHER PA COALFIELDScoalcampusa

    Note the old concrete sidewalk which was a luxury in most coal mining patch towns at the time. The Rochester Pittsburg Coal Iron Company operated the coal mines at

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  • 134 Best Old Mines/Mining Towns images Ghost towns

    Feb 10 2018Explore kimmerboss s board "Old Mines/Mining Towns" followed by 259 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Ghost towns Abandoned places and Abandoned.

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  • Abandoned Towns and Coal Mines in IowaHometown Heritage

    As with many other small towns in Iowa Perry owes part of its origins to coal mining. By 1895 Iowa had 342 coal mines that employed over 6000 miners. Thirty years later at the height of coal mining twice as many people were employed as miners with coal production steadily declining in the years after.

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  • Madrid Old Coal Town Museum2020 All You Need to Know

    Hotels near Madrid Old Coal Town Museum (0.03 mi) The Inn at the Mine Shaft Tavern (0.06 mi) Java Junction Bed and Breakfast (0.07 mi) The Inn at the Mine Shaft Tavern (0.11 mi) The Copper Penny House (0.53 mi) The Lotus View all hotels near Madrid Old Coal Town Museum on Tripadvisor

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  • 5 near-forgotten ghost towns to explore in WVWest ia

    Head to the National Park to explore surreal abandoned mining towns full of rich history and rusted towering equipment reclaimed by the forest. If you look at any online list of West ia ghost towns you ll see that most (more than 60) are located along a dozen-mile stretch of the New River Gorge.

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  • COAL MINE CATASTROPHEThe Odd Case of Shawnee OH

    Feb 09 2018 · Take a journey to a half-abandoned town victim to a 134-year-old coal mine fire. Shawnee is the oddest town you ve never seen. Thanks for watching Music is an adaptation of Jynweythek by Aphex

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  • Coal Mining Towns Along Route 66Legends of America

    After leaving Wilmington Illinois on the Mother Road you enter what was once profitable coal-mining country where small towns and large coal mines dotted the area. The first stop along this stretch of Route 66 is Braidwood a town founded in 1865 when a rich vein of coal was discovered quite by accident. Braidwood Illinois

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  • Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past

    Jan 08 2014 · " I enjoyed exploring old mining towns and felt many mixed emotions while writing the hub. Coal mining is a very controversial subject. The other side is the fact that the mining companies are destroying beautiful lands that have been enjoyed by people for generations.

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  • Interactive map of coal mines in Iowa American

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources s (DNR) interactive map of coal mines in Iowa shows the locations of coal mines and mine entrances throughout Iowa and also has the option to search the map by street address. Users may click on the map to access information about mine use dates type mining method entrance type and links to original mine maps.

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  • Blue HeronBig South Fork National River Recreation

    Blue Heron also known as Mine 18 is an abandoned coal mining town and was a part of the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company s past operation. The Blue Heron mines operated from 1937 until December 1962 when operations were no longer profitable.

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  • Interactive map of coal mines in West ia American

    The West ia Geological and Economic Survey provides an interactive map of underground and surface coal mining activity in West ia. The map shows areas of active and historical coal mining in both underground and surface mines with separate colors for auger and highwall mining. Users can zoom in on mining areas and retrieve information for individual mines

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  • Blue HeronBig South Fork National River Recreation

    Blue Heron also known as Mine 18 is an abandoned coal mining town and was a part of the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company s past operation. The Blue Heron mines operated from 1937 until December 1962 when operations were no longer profitable.

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  • 5 Old and Abandoned Mining Towns General Kinematics

    Bodie California. A lot of old mining towns are deserted but Bodie looks as though it was left mid

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