Coal Mining History in Schuylkill County, PA, USA Is A Tourist Destination

This important part of industrial America is an interesting look into history

3 years ago
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What does pitch black darkness look and feel like? The complete absence of light? Both eery and peaceful, complete darkness is part of the tour at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine in Ashland, PA, USA. You will travel 1800 feet into a coal mine that used to supply anthracite fuel to many people over the years.
Scenic Steam Trai

In addition to the mine tour, there is a scenic train ride, gift shop, small cafe and a park and playground nearby. Come spend a day exploring Pennsylvania Coal Mining living history.

This video slide-show reveals a bit of the history in coal mining:
Here is a brief promotional video with more details about Pioneer Coal Tunnel in Schuylkill County, PA, USA:
Deep in the coal min

Coal mining touches nearly every family in Schuylkill County, PA, USA, including ours. This 1949 pay stub from a family member reveals a little bit about just how hard our ancestors had to work to earn a wage for their families. It was dangerous, difficult work and fueled the once thriving economy in the area.

1949 pay stub

Safe travels, no matter where your exploration of living history may take you in Central Pennsylvania!

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