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Nanty Glo Slagger: 1937

Nanty Glo Slagger: 1937

1937. Salvaging coal from the slag heap at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. Coal pickers get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack or two dollars a ton. One man can make from 10 to 20 sacks a day. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn.

 

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Nanty Glo

'tho the coal mines have been shut down for many years, this slag heap is still a large, looming presence in this delightful little town.

Nanty Glo

I lived here as a small child in the early 70's. Some of my earliest memories are from here.

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