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Weatherly in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eckley Minersí Village

 
 
Eckley Minersí Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
1. Eckley Minersí Village Marker
Inscription. Anthracite coal was the heating and iron-making fuel of choice for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Almost all the anthracite came from northeastern Pennsylvania during that time. Eckley Minersí Village was first opened in 1854 while coal mining was becoming the predominant regional industry. A colliery (breaker), houses, churches, hotel, school and company store were erected over the next 75 years by the mine owners. Both the village and its underlying minerals were controlled by the owners during its 115 years of private concern.

Because the owners made few changes or improvements in the community, the villageís original appearance is easy to see. The village provides todayís visitors with an authentic reflection of life in an anthracite-mining town. That is why Paramount Studios purchased Eckley as a movie set for the Molly Mcguires in 1967-68. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acquired the village from a local preservation organization in 1971 and opened it as a museum in 1975.

Today, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, working with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and other partners throughout the northeastern Pennsylvania, preserves and tell the story of the anthracite region and its people.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Coal from Ekley and other mines

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By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
2. Visitor Center of Eckley Village
in the region first traveled to market by way of the Delaware and Lehigh Canals. By the late 19th century, railroads became the primary method of moving anthracite.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Eckley Minersí Village today retains about 80 buildings, including mine ownerís houses, miners and laborersí houses, two churches and other service structures. The Visitor Center exhibition and the village tour explain the growth and decline of the village and the way of life in anthracite “patch towns.”
 
Erected by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
 
Location. 40° 59.72′ N, 75° 51.377′ W. Marker is in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Visitor Center, Village of Eckley. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Main Street, Weatherly PA 18255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Exploring the Corridor (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners' Village (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Minersí Village (within shouting distance of this marker);

Inside the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
3. Inside the Visitor Center
Laborerís Double Dwelling (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Weatherly Civil War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Weatherly War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Lattimer Massacre (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherly.
 
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18. Inside the Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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