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 Post subject: New Anthracite Book
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:49 am 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
i had this emailed to me and notified the author i would post it here:

The title of the book is "Anthracite Collieries and Railroads of the Western Middle Field" It is a horizontal format 216 page hardcover book. It was published by and can be ordered from Garrigues House Publishers, PO Box 400, Laurys Station, PA 18059. The list price is $65.00 and that includes postage and shipping. Their phone number is (610) 261-0133. Here is a cut and paste of the table of contents page:


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 Beginnings of an Industry 1820-1840

CHAPTER 2 Transportation and Rapid Growth 1850-1870

CHAPTER 3 The Railroads Take Control 1870-1900

CHAPTER 4 Zenith and Then Decline 1900-1930

CHAPTER 5 The Mining of Anthracite

CHAPTER 6 Preparation of Anthracite

CHAPTER 7 Collieries of the Western Middle Field

APPENDIX A Anthracite Production: 1820 thru 2001

APPENDIX B Mining Accidents in the Western Middle Field: 1869 thru 1947

APPENDIX C Largest Producing Collieries of the Western Middle Field

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The book contains over 225 illustrations, photos, and maps. The book covers the years between 1830 and 1930. I have attached a small jpg file of the cover of the book. Let me know if you need any other information.
Thank you for the interest.

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