The mine workers lived under the complete control of the coal companies. It was a relationship much like the oppression from English landlords they had suffered in Ireland.Continue reading
The demand for anthracite coal kept growing through the 1840s and 1850s. Coal operators looked for new lands for mines.
Bridget Large and her family were living in Tuscarora. Her sons worked as miners and laborers in a mine. By 1850, Tuscarora had several mining operations, and had grown to a population of 400.
Patrick Gallagher was also in Tuscarora.
Bridget Large and her seven children arrived in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 1844. They settled in the town of Tuscarora.
Bridget Large and her seven children arrived in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 1844.
- Question: Why Pennsylvania? Why Schuylkill County?
- Answer: Anthracite coal and coal mining jobs