Michael Rushton 160 pages softcover
Anthracite coal was mined in
Northeastern Pennsylvania throughout the nineteen and twentieth
centuries. The industry was a major employer in the region. It has been
fifty to sixty years since the decline of the industry, and the coal
breakers are now gone, but images and memories remain.
Author Michael G. Rushton, an amateur photographer and
industrial archaeologist, grew up in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area;
there, the remains of the anthracite and railroad industry formed his
playground. In this book, he guides readers through the history of
anthracite mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the display of
numerous images related to the industry.