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Eckley Coal Breaker And Miners Village



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Your music ruined a otherwise nice video. Thank you.
I can say from experience (1940s) that the winters were very cold and the women made quilts for warm sleeping. In fact every woman I ever saw in those days had a "knitting bag" and was constantly knitting (or crocheting) something. They all made their own clothes and patched mens denims for years. The house was often heated ONLY by a large coal fired stove in the kitchen which went out before midnight. She'd get up and light the stove about 5 AM and then heat the water (big kettle or two( for breakfast, shaving and packing lunch. Lunch was packed in a pail (a bucket! ) with a napkin over it. Shed made their lunch as she made breakfast. They shave in a hand held mirror and a bowl & pitcher (straight razor). They would say a prayer before breakfast and then off to the mine (helmets on). They did not get a 5 day work week until after the war. They prayed a lot during WWII. Many of them never went back after the war. Eckly, Freeland, Lattimer, Milnesville, McAdoo, Treskow, Beaver Meadow, Weatherly, Mt Laurel, Audenreid .. by 1950 there was electricity, refrigerators, TV, frozen food, store bought food and clothes (in Hazleton) ... modern. The Lehigh Valley RR was awesome! (beautiful). Stopped in Mauk Chunk. Edwards Lakes-to-Sea buses went to Hazleton and also a LVRR gasoline train (over the Broad Mountain) There was a pure mountain spring called "Shady Rest" on the Broad Mountain if motoring over from Mauk Chunk.
Nice video makes you wonder how a prop intended to be burnt to cinders survived, let's hope that breaker is restored soon.


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.