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Producer: Kainaz Amaria
Design: Kelley Shaffer
Interactive: Kate Fledderjohn
Photography: Josh Armstrong


Below the Surface

Coal mining was first reported in Athens County in 1820 and peaked in the 1920s. Currently, there is little if any underground mine activity in the county, however, traces of this rich history can be seen throughout the countryside. In this interactive graphic, five sites were explored, highlighting the history and repercussions of former mining locations; Glouster, Middle Kittanning Mine, Majestic Mine, Eclipse Company Town, and Canaanville Township.
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