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History of coal mining - Wikipedia

The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity.

The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania

After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulos

Energy Transition Blocked by Brown Coal - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Zimmer has become the public face of his home town's resettlement. He's been interviewed by foreign reporters and filmed walking through the ghost town.

Madrid - Official Site

Madrid New Mexico is a recovered ghost town that now exists as an art destination.

Sal Madge & Whitehaven Coal Mining History - Lakestay

Child Labour / Collieries of Whitehaven /England's first Undersea mine/Haig Mine Museum /Klondike in Cleator Moor / / Whitehaven's mining professor/ Whitehaven grew from a sleepy fishing village to a busy industrial port largely because the nearby hills had rich coal seams that were so close to the surface they even outcropped on the valley side.

Coal Mining in Appalachia - Southern Ghost Stories, Folktales ...

History of coal mining in southern Appalachia, and how it radically transformed the region.


This was a major mining town with a large tipple, an aerial tramway for refuse, and a theater, store, a Catholic Church for the immigrant miners, and two Baptist Churches for white and black congregations.

Ghost Towns of Washington - Official Site

Ghost Towns of Washington is the most comprehensive site on the web sharing listings of ghost towns, historic mining sites, and other abandoned historic points of interest located throughout Washington State.

Madrid, New Mexico – A Ghost Town Reborn – Legends of America

Madrid, New Mexico, once a ghost town has been reborn into an artistic community.

Coal Mining | Durham Records Online Library

Londonderry Seaham & Sunderland 1854/55- ? The Past. Seaton and Seaham collieries came on stream in 1852. The docks a t Seaham Harbour were by now receiving coal from nearly 20 inland pits and were seriously overloaded.

Best ghost towns to visit - INSIDER

Thrumond isn't technically a ghost town, but the nearly deserted spot is still a sight to behold. Formerly a coal town with a bustling population, it boasted a whopping five residents at the 2010 Census.

Centralia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

Centralia is a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States.Its population has dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only seven in 2013 —a result of the coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962.

Centralia, PA is America's ghost town—and it's on fire

One strange tale that happened in the mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, in 1962 would turn the town into one of the weirdest places in the country.

10 American Ghost Towns You Can Visit | Mental Floss

Want to rent an entire ghost town for a wedding or corporate retreat? You're in luck. This former mining camp, whose population peaked at a few hundred people around 1905, once comprised about a mile of log structures along the West Dolores River.

Ghost Town Index

ALPINE One of the coolest mining camps we've ever explored AMADOR CITY A short lived mining town ATHENS A small ghost town in Nye county AURORA

Ghostly Towns - Where the South Meets the West

Remember when your mom used to tell you to do something productive with your time? She probably didn't have Ghost Town Hunting in mind. I'm a dedicated, unapologetic ghost town hunter.

When will Australia's coal run out? - Stubborn Mule

Australian public service estimates suggest Australia has 90 years of coal left. If production continues to grow, it won't last nearly this long.

Ghost Town Trail | Pennsylvania Trails |

Despite its eerie name, there's nothing scary about the Ghost Town Trail. It is actually named for the numerous towns that were served by the Ebensburg & Blacklick Railroad, as well as the Cambria & Indiana Railroad.

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