The Coal Region

Everything you want to know about back home in the Coal Regions of PA...stay connected, Coal Crackers, whereever you may be.


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Reply Tom Carey
8:46 AM on November 30, 2013 
Why did they have to demolish st joes school in Girardville
Reply Eric Friday
7:54 PM on May 14, 2013 
I love the coal region.
Reply clete long
9:54 AM on December 5, 2012 
My Dad,my brothers,uncles, grandfathers,and great grandfathers,all worked in the mines.I worked in a bootleg mine.My dad and his dad started as breaker boys.My dad was 12 years old ,as a breaker boy!
Reply Nanette Smith
9:26 PM on June 30, 2012 
It might sound strange, but for years, before I ever saw this shrine, I had dreamed of it--literally. I am not even from here, but from Georgia. Then today, driving up there with my new husband to see his son in the prison in Coal Township, there it was! A beautiful young fawn stood before it when I stopped. I was so moved. Is there anything I can do to help keep it?
Reply Christy
7:07 PM on April 4, 2011 
My mother's side of the family was from Pottsville, Pa. I remember many fine trips traveling from the south to visit relatives in Schuylkill County. Does anyone remember a big chunk of coal in the lobby of the Necho Allen Hotel in the fifties? Also, we had a small piece of coal with Pottsville, Pa. engraved on it. Lost awhile ago! Does anyone know where I could get another of this old souvenir? Thanks!
Reply patrick
4:54 PM on December 8, 2010 
any oldtimers remember Jack Jordan,past in 1961
Reply MIchael Brennaqn
7:47 PM on October 23, 2010 
Good to see the Coal Region back up. The old site was so sad at the end.

Born and raised in Shamokin. Love the region.
We take your kids and grandkids up several times a year for "The Grove", the Coney Island,
Coal region Pizza, Harry's and all the rest.
Reply coalregion
4:43 PM on February 24, 2010 
It's like this, Spammers and Trolls - you will be deleted. Mind yourself, please. I monitor The Coal Region and its connected Webring daily but who needs the extra housekeeping?

Thanks to all genuine guests and posters - your messages are heartwarming to me and surely to others. The best people come from The Coal Region. Many people of all ages from all walks of life visit here, including school children doing projects. Please do yourself and the anthracite coal region proud by keeping your posts respectful and appropriate.

Otherwise, sadly, I will have to invoke Girardville rules and hit the delete button.

Happy February 24th, 2010. Snow is in the air but March and St. Patrick's Day are around the corner.

Pottsville's St. Patrick's Day Parade is Saturday, March 13th at 11 am and Girardville's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the following Saturday, March 20th, at 12 Noon Sharp.

Interested in some Irish music to start your St. Patrick's festivities off. My Irish band, The Troubles, are playing at the Lazy Dog in Minersville from 8-9pm on Friday, March 12th then we're jigging up the street to Larzarchick's Tavern from 10 pm till the Leprechauns come home. We've got new music, a new Trouble, and a new CD to share so stop by.

The Coal Region
Reply Jackie
3:22 PM on February 2, 2010 
Smalltown was here, and enjoyed th visit, very nice site
Reply Smalltown
10:10 AM on January 17, 2010 
Is this going to be another site for all of the Kulpmont and Shamokin folks, ie advertisment for Bressi Market??