So how goes the strip mining between Mahanoy City and I-81?<quoted text>We all know there are "57 states"
Why didn't the mining companies dig up the Locust Valley?
Is there any underground mining of anthracite in Schuylkill County today?
Been reading up on the Knox Mine Disaster. The study of anthracite mining in Pennsylvania is one helluva read regarding capitalism and its excesses. As you read about the battles between John Pierpoint Morgan and John Mitchell, you can practically see Karl Marx standing there, explaining the whole mess.
The sad story of the Twin Shaft mine collapse tells us so much about greed. The Avondale mine disaster bespoke the need for two points of ingress to a mine. Finally, the Knox Mine Disaster lays bare the contradiction that capitalists will 'play fair' and police the market themselves, so as not to ruin it.
No more deep anthracite mining in the Wyoming Valley, eh? Is the water still in the many mines located there?
For those of you reading, check out:
Knox Mine Disaster
Twin Shaft disaster
Avondale mine fire
John, at least the Locust Valley was spared the ravages of the mining shovels. Why?