Redbank Historical Society to host mining presentation

From staff reports

The Redbank Valley Historical Society will host a presentation about the New Bethlehem area’s coal mining and coke production heritage at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the History Center.

There will be a display of coal mining and coking artifacts that illustrates equipment used during the 1870-1930 time period.

An account will be given of local mining operations and facilities that are now long gone, and information will be presented on the ghost towns of Starburg, Waterloo, Bostonia and Chickasaw.

Period photos will be displayed, and a video tour of the underground mines in operation will also be shown.

Guests may display any personal artifacts and memorabilia with historical information pertaining to the item.

These items should be prominently marked for easy identification. They can be dropped off at the History Center from 10 a.m. to noon or from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

For more information regarding display material, people may contact Glenn Kerr at (814) 275-3176 or (724) 664-4956.