What Lies Beneath The Streets Of This Pennsylvania Town Is Creepy Yet Amazing
We all know that coal mining was once a major industry in Pennsylvania, one that helped usher the Industrial Revolution into America— though rarely do we stop to consider the many miles of excavated tunnels that lie hundreds of feet beneath the surface of our state. After a visit to the Lackawanna Coal Mine, where you can take a tour, you’ll feel much more acquainted with our incredible local history.
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Here’s an old video to give you an idea of what this sort of environment looked like when the mines were open. This footage was taken of a coal mine in Scranton in December 1929.
Have you been to the Lackawanna Coal Mine— or do you know of any other mine tours in the area? Do you or one of your relatives have any stories from this chapter of our history? Please feel free to share, and thanks for reading!
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