“The Final Years of the Wyoming Valley’s Anthracite Industry”

The Huber Breaker Preservation Society will sponsor a panel discussion on this topic, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m., at the Earth Conservancy Building, Main Street, Ashley (in front of the Huber Breaker).

The panelists will include:

•Tom Supey, Jr., who mined coal with his father’s company into the early 1970s on the West Side; he is now superintendent of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton.
•Bill Hastie, a retired mineworker who worked for the Knox Coal Company until 1959.
•Phil Voystock, a retired mineworker who worked for seven different collieries into the late 1950s, including the Huber, Sugar Notch, and Jeddoh-Highlands.
•Bob Wolensky, King’s College professor, who has written about the area’s mining history.

The public is invited free of charge, and will be invited to participate in the discussion. Refreshments will be served. For information contact Bill Best, President, Huber Breaker Preservation Society at bluecoalnews@yahoo.com.

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