Hardcoal Chronicles 40th

1973 - 2013

Referral Request
Linking Up Our Hardcoal Family

Late in 2010 successive discussions over the upcoming 40th Anniversary (and associated every-twenty-years promise of public presentations) centered on changes in technology — not only the long-resisted digitization of the body of work, but also how people access and view information. It was fully apparent that the world of 2013 will look first to the internet search engines for topics. So, now, more than quarter-century of personal presentations of slide shows to historical societies, school children, civic groups, and industry has largely come to an end in favor of the immediacy, far greater reach, and convenience of the world-wide web.

Almost twenty years ago it was the dozen+plus regional newspapers which graciously championed “the call to Hardcoal Culture” by letting everyone know of the parade of local presentations throughout our region leading up to the enormous presentation of the “Through Cultural Eyes” Show at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton. Thanks to the power of their influence, it was an unprecedented success. Thousands of people saw the articles, and were directed on to the presentations, and ultimately the show.

Hopefully, they'll do it again. And this time, through the computer, we'll reach tens of thousands and begin to pass to them their Hardcoal Inheritance. Last time, a surprising number from throughout the Coal Region told me that it was their first introduction to the great range of issues and emotion which comprises our cultural heritage. Anthracite America is one of the greatest cultural secrets of this country— one even unknown to many currently living in our region, particularly to this generation of our children. I'd like to change that. Help me pass to them the wealth of their Anthracite ancestry and history; turning it into the personal pride in their region and people that will carry them through a lifetime. So, please send them a link to this site-- it's our family album.

Thank you— Scott D. Herring


A1 Title plate
A2 Frontispiece
A3 Dedicatory
A4 Panels Intro
A5 The Region
A6 Overview
A7 Names & Titles
A8 Orientation
A9 Image Roster
A10 Farther Afield
A11 Portfolios
A12 Chronology
A13 thecoalman.com


C1 Metamorphic
C2 Mine Pits A
C3 Coal Holes
C4 Deep Mining
C5 Breakers
D1 People
D2 Pitch Black
D3 Coal Delivery
D4 PA Bituminous
D5 Soft Coal
D6 Mine Pits B
D7 Coaling Towers
E1 Coal Trains
E2 Coal Cars
E3 Non-Coal RR
E4 Car Shots
F1 Night Images
F2 Jim Lukens Art
F3 Anthracite Racing
F4 Racing Reunion


H1 Linking Up
H2 Homecoming
H3 Photographers
H5 “Last Call” continued
K1 Acknowledgements
K2 Thank You
K3 Honorees
K4 Ambassador
K5 Silver Images
K6 Framers
K7 Dan's Camera
K8 Rob-Win Press
K9 Lew Graver
K10 Avanti Cigars
N1 “Year in the Life”
N2 The Work in 2011
N3 Continuity
N4 “Parting Shot”


Q1 Calendar
Q2 Show Venues
Q3 Visitors Welcome
Q4 Links
Q5 “On Hold”
Q6 Copyright Notice
Q7 Gifting of Images
Q8 Site Update
R1 Return