Hazleton : Pennsylvania


Hazleton

Item Information

Title:
Hazleton : Pennsylvania
Description:
Anthracite, or "hard coal" has been mined in northeast Pennsylvania since the early 19th-century. By mid-century, this valuable resource that could burn longer and more efficiently than softer coal mined elsewhere in Pennsylvania, was heavily unearthed and sent to cities on the east coast. Towns such as Hazleton, illustrated here in this bird's-eye view, grew up around anthracite mining activities, and by the 1880s was home to a large immigrant population from Eastern Europe who worked in the mines, as well as wealthy mine owners. "Hazleton Mines" is pictured in the upper left of the view, and two breakers, or processing plants, are situated on rail lines in the lower right.
Creator:
Fowler, T. M. (Thaddeus Mortimer), 1842-1922
Creator:
O.H. Bailey & Co
Date:
1884
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Hazleton (Pa.)--Aerial views
Places:
PennsylvaniaLuzerne (county)Hazleton
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : O.H. Bailey & Co.
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Includes index to points of interest and ill.
Extent:
1 view ; 50 x 64 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003170
Call #:
G3824.H4A3 1884 .O43
Barcode:
39999058999010
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