Silver Cinders
The Legacy of Coal and Coke in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Length: 59 minutes

Take a journey to the past and learn about the development of the coal and coke industry in southwestern Pennsylvania. "Silver Cinders" documents the birth and decline of this once powerful industry, which touched the lives of so many in the region. Learn about the fledgling coal and coke industry in the early 1880's and how it contrasts to the environmental and economic climate of the region today.

Produced by Cultural Heritage Research Services, Inc. for the PA Department of Environmental Protection, 2000.

Learn More:

"Coal and Coke in Pennsylvania" by Carmen DiCiccio a 224-page book sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission that has become the "definitive" history of the coal and coke industry in Western Pennsylvania. Available from your local library or for purchase from the Commission.

Coal and Coke Heritage Center
Penn State University, Fayette Campus
1 University Drive P.O. Box 519
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 430-4158

Go Along on a Mine Inspection

Brief History of Coal Mining In Pennsylvania

Keep Up With Today's Mine Regulations ( PA Dept. of Environmental Protection)


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