A Walk Through the Rise and Fall of Anthracite Might,
Fred J. Lauver is assistant editor of Pennsylvania Heritage.. The author and editor extend many thanks to Steve Ling, director, and Chester Kulesa, curator, of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Museum Complex, who provided invaluable information about the mining, processing, and marketing of hard coal.Annual Coal Report - Energy Information Administration,The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2017 and previous years are final.Scranton, Pennsylvania - Mining History Association,Mining history for Lackawanna Heritage Valley. Transportation Was Key. Getting the coal to markets was a difficult and costly challenge but by 1829 there were four canals transporting anthracite.