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Howell Man Who Died During Pa. Quarry Swim Identified: Reports

The man was swimming with friends after trespassing at the site, according to the reports.<p>Bangor, Pa. -- A Howell man drowned Sunday while swimming …

Slate Tombstones of the Slate Belt

Nearer to the slate quarry regions, there is an increase in the number of slate tombstones, with the greatest amount in Bangor, Pen Argyl, and …

The Pen Argyl Seven

These are the histories of seven World War I veterans from Pen Argyl. They were new Americans — all had at least one immigrant parent. All of the …

State's slate quarries continue to struggle

PEN ARGYL (AP) — Slate is everywhere in the northeastern reaches of Northampton County. It crackles underfoot in yards. It adorns hills along the …

The Esso Oil Storage Project

I used images and information from the following sources:<p>Educational/promotional brochure printed by Esso and loaned to me by Donald Jones.<p>Time …

OPINION: Slate Belt quarry project deserves public grant, but still an unproven technology

Should the state of Pennsylvania spend $1 million to help two developers fill in a five-acre slate quarry in Plainfield Township?<p>As a pilot project, …

Pen Argyl boy falls into old quarry, dies

"His friends ran for help and asked some people who heard the boys' cries for help," Lysek said. "They went to rescue him but were unable to."<p>Lysek …

Survivor of Slate Belt quarry collapse recalls events on 60th anniversary of tragedy

John Parry was a recently married 21-year-old when he took a job at the Stephen Jackson Co. quarry in south Pen Argyl in 1948. He knew the job was …

PICTURES: Tour of the Seven Slopes of Slate quarry in Bangor

New Jersey Man, 20, Dies at Pennsylvania Quarry

A 20-year-old man died at a popular and dangerous eastern Pennsylvania quarry over the weekend, said officials.<p>Northampton County Coroner Zachary …

Just For Kids - Mines

Stay Out-Stay Alive.<p>Mines and quarries can be deadly. Every year, many people die while trespassing at mine sites in America. Most of those deaths …

What is Stay Out - Stay Alive?

Stay Out-Stay Alive is a program that warns people about the dangers of active and abandoned mines. Each year in America, dozens of people are killed …

PennPraxis

The value of Lehigh Valley is visualized across its industrial landscapes where the architectural remains of quarries, kilns and mills from the last …

History of the B&P

<b>Bangor and Portland Rail Way 1879- 1903</b><p>The Bangor and Portland Railway was found on May 17 1879 by several Bangor, PA business men and Conrad Miller …

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Pennsylvania’s Slate Belt

Northeast Pennsylvania is most famous for its once-thriving coal mining industry. But centered near the same area was another mining trade that was …

Real Demise Of Rail Line Trailed Coal's Decline Yesteryears

The real demise of the railroad could be said to have started even earlier in the post World War II period, when the coal industry went into decline, …

"Set in Stone" Article

Article by <i>Roofing Contractor</i> Magazine<p>One of the perks of being an observer of the roofing industry is the ability to occasionally take advantage of …

Slate Stories

HD video, 60 min<p>by Justin Time<p>additional footage by Glyn Davies, quarryman in Aberllefenni slate quarries<p>film screening followed by Q&A with …

Story of Slate

Story of Slate<p>Begin your visit by seeing our introductory film - To Steal a Mountain, a fascinating introduction to the quarryman’s world<p>People have …

Lehigh Valley quarries getting a flood of trespassers

Even as rescue crews and state troopers lined the banks of the quarry to help divers search for the body of a 19-year-old, young people worked their …

Bangor’s Slate Industry

Located at the base of the Blue Mountain, the area now known as Bangor was originally settled as a small farming community around 1760. In the early …

Quarry wants to sell Pen Argyl waste slate

Pen Argyl's zoning hearing board will decide in three weeks whether the operators of a slate quarry may sell piles of slate spoils as crushed …

Slatington's Economy Rose From Slate Beds

By the same token, our knowledge of earlier times is enhanced when we come across transcripts of interviews conducted years ago.<p>In 1891, H.E. Brown, …

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