COAL DIGGERS AND DYNAMITE OUST HOMES (Mar, 1924)
Wow, it must have really sucked for the people who still lived in the neighborhood…
I’m waiting on confirmation Charlie, but it looks like this happened in South Scranton, PA.
COAL DIGGERS AND DYNAMITE OUST HOMES
Steam shovels, locomotives, and dynamite have invaded a residential section of a Pennsylvania city to mine a rich vein of coal that was recently found under the district. Yawning gorges have been blown and dug into the earth at the sides of the streets, where the rumble of heavy machinery is punctuated with blasts of explosives. Great lengths of railroad track have been laid in a winding path through the neighborhood to carry the mined fuel away. Guard rails were built on the brinks of the deep openings to prevent accidents to unwary pedestrians. Thousands of tons of soil, rock, and anthracite coal have been torn from the land since operations began.