Monday, June 07, 2010

Old Forge Coal Mines

Not a blog, but still an interesting site for people interested in Northeastern Pennsylvania's Anthracite past.

Our Intent is to preserve the vanishing history and heritage of the coal mines, colliers, and breakers that were located in Old Forge Pennsylvania for future generations, and to gather all the information into one location.

1 comment:

Gayle Litwiniec-Sauers said...

I found this site while looking for information on my Great Grandfather, Leonte Hatalla who died in the Old Forge Mines in 1917. I did find him but his name was spelled incorrectly when he died. My great grandfather was a proud United States Citizen with a Russian accent and people wrote things like they sounded.

I sent an email to the site and I received a response within 24 hours, along with a nice personal note and the gift of files that were downloadable to my computer so I can upload them to for my family tree.

Not only that, they corrected the Old Forge Records and are putting me in touch with the people who hold the state records to see if there is anything we an do to fix the incorrect spelling of his name.

Old Forge has always been a friendly town with friendly people, just like it was for my ancestors. The Old Forge Mines site owners are just as friendly and they are doing a great job.

Keep up the great work.