Columbia County History


A Selection of Links for Coal Mining, Mine Fires, & The Molly Maguires

The Anthracite History Journal
courtesy of

USA Cities On-line's page for Byrnesville
(another Columbia County town lost to the mine fire)

Mike Reilly's Remembering Byrnesville

A Brief History of the Centralia Mine Fire
courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Photos of Centralia
courtesy of OffRoaders On-Line

Centralia Gallery
courtesy of Exploring and Modern Ruins

Centralia Pennsylvania - The Mine Fire

Coal Region Home Page
a collection of nostalgia and regionalisms
from the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania

Mine Country - Anthracite Coal Region History
home of

Stories from the Archives of the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
  by Cleveland Moffett,  McClures's Magazine, 1894.

courtesy of Ohio State University's Department of History


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