Hardcoal Chronicles 40th

1973 - 2013

Anthracite Icons & American Identity

You see them all over the country, from nearby here in the Northeast, throughout the Midwest, and in
retirement communities across the Sunbelt from Florida to California: Lumps of black shiny beautiful
Anthracite Coal and other regional reminders, prominently displayed on coffee tables, atop TVs, stuck to
car and RV dashboards, in glass showcases, and adorning gardens from New England to the Pacific.

Everyone has some semblance of a family history and knows something somewhat esoteric about the
general part of the country where they live. But, sadly, very few have such a well-defined regional family
to which they belong. The children of Anthracite have that exceptional wealth. But seven decades of out-
migration since WWII now have more people who are culturally Anthracite living elsewhere in America.

This site is calling you home. Give your children the rarest of American gifts — the knowledge and
experience of their cultural home region. So, no matter where they live or go from here, they’ll always
know their family’s regional history, origin, and the unique American tradition from which they came.

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