By Walter L. Dinteman
Walter Dinteman wandered the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973, photographic the continues to be of the anthracite coal industry. a lot of those constructions have lengthy considering that decayed. Dinteman's pictures inform the tale of attractiveness amid desolation, recalling the lives the folk who lived and labored within the area in its leading.
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Billy Ed Wheeler, "Ain't Goin' Home Soon," Voices From the Mountains Page 54 Bitter was the miner's life. In his sayings and songs he cursed it. There's one thing I'll tell you and don't you forget That your back with the droppers is all wringing wet, Your clothes they are soaking, your shoes are wet through, Oh! never be a miner whatever you do. Anthony Bimba When I was a boy in Scranton, The coal train run by my door. Now it's sittin' in the steam museum, no more smoking. The Delaware & Lackawanna train don't stop here no more.
Page 52 Eckley Mine Patch. Page 53 I was born in a coal patch, stars at my head, And mountains as far as I could see. Got to work every day and I made a big pay, There was honey in the horn for me. And the coal dust blowed, like a dark summer snow But I don't hear the roar of the tipple any more. Billy Ed Wheeler, "Ain't Goin' Home Soon," Voices From the Mountains Page 54 Bitter was the miner's life. In his sayings and songs he cursed it. There's one thing I'll tell you and don't you forget That your back with the droppers is all wringing wet, Your clothes they are soaking, your shoes are wet through, Oh!