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
241 – A New Mine at Eckley
The demand for anthracite coal kept growing through the 1840s and 1850s. Coal operators looked for new lands for mines.
240 – Patrick and Ellen
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.
239 – Tuscarora 1850
Bridget Large and her seven children arrived in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 1844. They settled in the town of Tuscarora.
238 – Pennsylvania Anthracite
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