By Walter L. Dinteman
Walter Dinteman wandered the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973, photographic the is still of the anthracite coal industry. lots of those structures have lengthy when you consider that decayed. Dinteman's pictures inform the tale of attractiveness amid desolation, recalling the lives the folk who lived and labored within the area in its major.
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The Black Trail of Anthracite. : S. P. Smith, 1907. Thomas, Maude Morgan. Singing in the Dark: The Story of the Welsh in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1954. Wooley, Brian. We Be Here When the Morning Comes. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1974.
A dollar a day is very small pay For a man with a large family. I work in the mines where the sun never shines Nor daylight does ever appear; With me lamp blazing red on the top of my head, And in danger I never know fear. Just think of the poor man who works in the mines With the mules and the rats underground; Where the smoke is so thick you can cut it with a stick, And can weigh it on scales by the pound. Patrick J. "Giant" O'Neill, "The Hard Working Miner," Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miner Overleaf: Both the colliery and the environment are in ruins.
And the black coal dust lay over it all: men, buildings and machinery; its acrid smell was everywhere. , be constructed of incombustible materials. Enactment of this law came as the result of the Pancoast mine fire in Throup, April 7, 1911, when 73 persons lost their lives. The fire occurred in the engine house of the mine. Alexander Trachtenberg, The History of Legislation for the Protection of Coal Miners in Pennsylvania, 18741915 Later, cement construction was found to be unsatisfactory due to cracking from stresses which weakened the structure.