Old Anthracite Coal Miner's Movie Night

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Post By: gaw » Fri. May. 03, 2019 11:25 am

I heard about this last year but I was working and couldn’t make it. Recently I found out this is an annual thing. This year I am off and plan to attend. Maybe some others would be interested. It is a late night so it is not for everyone. Valley View park is outside of the village of Valley View in Schuylkill county, it is about 2 or 3 miles from Superior Coal Preparation.
Unique film night that features videos of local anthracite coal deep mining. Films this year include migration of miners to the Anthracite Coal Field and an investigation of the improvement of the stoker from the late 1950's and others.
Let’s hope this fakebook link works.
https://www.facebook.com/events/601807320286092/

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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. May. 03, 2019 7:53 pm

It worked G--sounds like an outstanding night!! :)


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Post By: gaw » Mon. Jul. 15, 2019 8:58 pm

Bumping this because it is this coming Saturday if anyone is interested.

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Post By: gaw » Sun. Jul. 21, 2019 8:46 pm

This turned out to be a great evening. Due to the recent passing of David A Lucas the night was mostly a tribute to him. They had over an hours worth of footage taken back in '96 of David A. Although it was amateur video taken with a VCR camera recorder it was very educational if you listened to what was said. Granted, with David A that could be hard to do.

They say this video will be shown again at Pioneer Tunnel sometime in September. Anyone interested may want to check it out.

This was the fifth year for this event (Old Anthracite Coal Miner's Movie Night) and as far as I know it will happen again next year.

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