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Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company used to own the town of Coal Hollow, PA. Note the crude log supports on the trestle in this vintage view of the town. (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


The coal mining complex that used to be at Coal Hollow, PA (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


A long trip of underground coal cars in Coal Hollow (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


Part of the town behind what appears to be a new trestle (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


A steam locomotive pushes empty gondola cars through Coal Hollow (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church in Coal Hollow was a mission parish of St. Bonifice church in Kersey. The parishioners were mostly Italian. It's difficult to tell what the two guys in the center of this old picture are doing. They could be fighting, playing morra, or simply horsing around. (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


The Guardian Angel parish was dissolved in the 1960s, but the structure still stands in Coal Hollow today. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


A few people still call Coal Hollow home. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


This is a typical company house that remains in Coal Hollow, Pa. today. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


Another view of part of the Coal Hollow. Aside from the houses there doesn't appear to be any remaining structures from the coal mine. (Nov. 2005 image by author)


A coal miner standing in a trip of coal cars (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


The writing on the back of this picture reads, "Last car of coal dumped Oct. 31, 1924 - No. 3 tipple in Coal Hollow." The picture is courtesy of Harriet Moyer. Her father was check weighman at this mine at the time. (Image courtesy of Harriet Moyer)


1940 picture titled "Slag Piles and Houses at Coal Hollow, Pennsylvania."(Image by Jack Delano, FSA/OWI Collection, Library of Congress)


Another Farm Security Administration photo titled "General View of Coal Hollow, Pennsylvania." Guardian Angel Catholic Church is on the right. (Image by Jack Delano, FSA/OWI Collection, Library of Congress)


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