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Coaldale Borough

Coaldale Borough Hall is located at 3rd and Howard Streets, Coaldale PA 18218; phone: 570-645-6310.

Beginnings [1]

Sprawled on a blackened hillside, Coaldale is surrounded by immense culm piles that frequently reach into miners' back yards. Underlying mine tunnels now and again cause the ground to settle and open wide cracks in the streets. The pits and a small shirt factory provide employment.

Through the heavily wooded section between Coaldale and Tamaqua, US 209 is paralleled by a high culm bank; clusters of miners' shacks occupy an occasional clearing.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
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