American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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Walter Vicinelly was born on January 5, 1925 in the mining town of Masontown, located outside Uniontown, the Fayette County seat of government. Born to Italian immigrant parents from Northern Italy, Walter grew up among many other ethnic groups in this small coal patch town. When the Second World War started, Walter became a junior air warden. In 1943, he was drafted at the age of eighteen. The Army selected him to serve in the Medical Corps. He trained for eight weeks in Illinois to become a medic. After training, he was transferred to England. He witnessed the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 on board a ship crossing the English Channel. He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day plus two or June 8, 1944. He treated wounded soldiers during the assault on Saint Lo to the Battle of the Bulge. He also treated German prisoners and civilians and he even saved the life of young German girl. Towards the end of the war, he saw the horrors of the Holocaust at Dachau before advancing further East toward the Elbe River. His extraordinary bravery was recognized by being awarded the Silver Star. His training later helped his post-war career as a safety director for US Steel. Interviewed by James M. Zanella in Masontown, Pennsylvania on April 2, 2004
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http://www.pct.edu/centennial Part one of an oral history interview conducted with Grant Berry, who served Williamsport Area Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology in numerous key administrative roles from 1969-2001. The interviewer is Dr. Dan Doyle, professor emeritus of history at Penn College.
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Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. Canonsburg was laid out by Colonel John Canon in 1789 and incorporated in 1802. The borough is in a rich coal district, and most of the town's work force once worked in local steel mills or coal mines. Canonsburg's population in 1910, including South Canonsburg, which was annexed in 1911, was 5,588; in 1920 it was 10,632; and in 1940 it was 12,599. The population was 8,992 at the 2010 census. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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