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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Michael G. Rushton graduated from Bishop Hoban High School and became interested in industrial archeology. After high school, he attended King's College, where he studied computer information systems. He dabbled in photography, eventually buying a Pentax K-1000. He considers himself an amateur photographer and industrial archaeologist.
Publisher: America Through Time
Images: 225 Black And White
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)