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East side of Rosa Street, Lorraine, Schuylkill County, PA, as it looked in 1918.
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East side of Rosa Street, Lorraine, Schuylkill County, PA, as it looked in 1918.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

In the early 1920s, Lorraine, near Eagle Hill in Schuylkill County, was a thriving coal town in the heart of the northeast Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. As the local coal mines laid off one-third of the workforce between 1926 and 1933, Lorraine fell into decline and was then abandoned. By the late 1930s, mine families had stripped the ghost town of whatever they could salvage.

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