Deep underground – Coal mining in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region

May 2017 Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region, in Schuykill County, is the Borough of Ashland.  Surrounded by forests and steep hills, the borough’s southern border follows the top of Ashland Mountain, which rises 400 to 600 feet above the center of town.  Mahony Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River passes through a water … Continue reading Deep underground – Coal mining in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region