Hardcoal Chronicles 40th

1973 - 2013

Cultural Continuity
The Tradition Continues into 2011

Pennsylvania Anthracite is not an industry, it is our cultural heritage — and mining is the
most-sacred practice of our people. Contrary to popular mythology and outsider stereotyping,
the several dozen families still active in Anthracite deep mining do so by choice. They
have purposely elected to forego the many options for an easier life, and instead continue
to suffer government intrusion and over-regulation in order to maintain our cultural identity
and way of life. The deadly dangerous tradition of underground Anthracite mining is part
of our make-up as a people, and another generation of our region's young men have chosen
this difficult but most-admirable profession. Some can trace their Anthracite mining ancestry
over five generations. With more than 200 years of deep mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania,
it—s now entirely numerically possible for some to be eighth or ninth generation miners
even though it may be unknown to them.

The Hardcoal Chronicles celebrates our youngest generation of Anthracite miners.
— Thank You —
You carry the banner of well over a million Americans
and make us proud to be The People of the Black Diamond.


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