Columbia County History


A Selection of Links for Coal Mining, Mine Fires, & The Molly Maguires

USA Cities On-line's page for Byrnesville
(another Columbia County town lost to the mine fire)

A Brief History of the Centralia Mine Fire
courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Photos of Centralia
courtesy of OffRoaders On-Line

Centralia Gallery
courtesy of Exploring and Modern Ruins

Centralia Pennsylvania - The Mine Fire

Coal Region Home Page
a collection of nostalgia and regionalisms
from the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania

Molly Maguire Listing,  Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society

The Molly Maguires Trials (1876-1877)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law, Famous Trials, by Douglas O. Linder


Related Links:

Columbia County Courthouse History

Covered Bridges

Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society
The official Historical Society
of Columbia County

J.H. Battle's 1887 History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania

Guide to Pennsylvania Historical Resources

Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission