About: Hard Coal pt. 1 Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mining Histor
Great video. I'm looking into the history of the coal mining that happened around Rausch Gap. This is just the era I'm interested in. Thanks.
Hi, great video. I have done 2 short movies concerning mining in South Wales on my Youtube channel "UAV PAP". I hope to do more when time and weather permits.
that's the world's dangerous job Not crab boats my grandfather died in the mines in Scranton Pennsylvania threw his body on the porch no big deal just Italian immigrant
Have to respect what coal miner's do for us all to have the energy we need.
It is a mans GOD given right to get coal out of the ground and use it and sell it,God put it here ,not OBAMA.So more Power to you guys,get that coal out and let them truckers roll 10-4 we got us a COAL CONVOY.AMERICA IS WITH YOU.not Government.
The Ashland pioneer was a "drift" mine, actually a tunnel boring straight into the mountain. I worked in my dads mine between Mt. Carmel and Centralia in the late 40s early 50s until the Reading Company decided to take coal only 3 days a week, so dad shut down and family left town.I had 2 uncles , my dad;s brothers who died from mining, one in an explosion age 28 and the other a slow death at age 45 from miners black lung. I helped dig his grave. The other early years back before there were unions were not " happy" times as the GREEDY owners used the miners and boys as virtual slaves. Certainly no picnic. .
I agree! they are super nice people and do a great job with the tour.
@MrDannysuzy gte a derby that fits. sew some leather on the front. poke a hole in it to hang lamp. you're accurate
@vanwags where can i get one like yours or how can i make one
Good question. Until around 1890 (and later in some areas) there were no manufacturers of miners hats. Rather, miners had to fashion their own. So each miner had their own slight variation to get the job done (the job is; provide a place to hang a lamp). Some miners didn't wear a lamp but just hung one (or a candle) on a timber or nearby hook).
i noticed that your hat is more fancy than that of the others. was that hat for a foreman or something? it looks like a glorifyde derby hat.
Certainly there is over one hundreds of year of coal left in the USA assuming the demand does not go up (a unrealistic estimate). Coal quality has only gone down and coal mining has only gotten harder as easier higher purity reserves have been consumed already.
@rickbar123 there is quite a bit of Pennsylvania coal left in the ground. The easiest coal is gone but there are millions and millions of tons still in the Anthracite region. I've read estimates that at our current rate of usage we have over 500 years of coal left.
Nice Work, Van
Forgot the Polish!
Thanks for the questions. Safety lamps were not for lighting your way so you can see. they were strictly for testing the air. In the start of your shift, you would blow out your oil lamp and use just your safety lamp to test your working area. If safe, then you light up your oil lamp. Meanwhile, you tested for CO2 and CO all day by keeping your safety lamp near the ground. if it burned out, black damp is building up.
nice production, but whats the whole use of having those modern safety lamps the the back ground, if everyone has oilwick lamps on?---i was exploring an ol coal mine in georgia, i found a wooden blasting needle that some ol timer carved out
Thanks for writing. It's a song I wrote called "Bootleg Miner." It is on the album "north of 80."
Greaat vid Thx. for the share..
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