In the Hole
Just A Wander
Posed 'photo of Bevin Boys training to work with a pit pony. It is some illustration of the conditions in coal mines of the day that little equines such as this were the usual means of non-human traction in deep underground mines. The ponies had it even worse than the Boys; they rarely saw the light of day at all.
Special Collections - Coal Mining & The Molly Maguires
"The Molly Maguires," (1969) originally published in 1876 by Eveland & Harris of Tamaqua, Pa was republished in 1969 by Kelly Printing Co. of St. Claire, Pa, during a renewed interest in the Molly Maguires. The book now includes excerpts of the report of the case of the Commonwealth vs. John Kehoe, et al, who was sentenced to be hanged in 1877 for his involvement in the Molly Maguire murders of coal miners.