Map of the Anthracite Coal Fields in NEPA

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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 11:12 am

I recently did a walk through of a house. Built in 1920 with a walk out basement, I was sure it was once set up for coal. It was and had a big ruble rock coal bin large enough to hold ~10 ton. In one of the closets I found a copy of the attached map. A lot of history in the this 1932 map.

Attached is a stitched together photo of the map. It's a ~2 mg file. If you download it and open it up, using the zoom option will get you into the detail the map holds. Each field is listed on the left side. A number in each column designates the mine/breaker/company/railroad which matches its location on the map. Interesting to see how much history that built this country has passed on in the 84 years since this map was made.
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 11:33 am

Thanx !! :up:
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Nice!
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 1:47 pm

This post inspired me to find this scaleable and traversable coal fields map link:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~237559~5511251:General-Map-Of-The-Anthracite-Coal-
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 3:50 pm

lsayre wrote:This post inspired me to find this scaleable and traversable coal fields map link:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~237559~5511251:General-Map-Of-The-Anthracite-Coal-
Nice link. Very useful to compare the change in numbers of coal facilities between in 1898 and 1932.
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Post Sun. Aug. 28, 2016 12:09 pm

Very interesting!
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