7) Eckley Miners’ Village
Located in Weatherly, Pennsylvania in eastern Pennsylvania sits the village of Eckley. Eckley was a small village built in the 1850’s for mining laborers working in Council Ridge Colliery. Today, tourists walk the streets of Eckley to experience what it was like to live here during the mining era. They will see the shacks, which housed the unskilled slate pickers, small yet efficient single-family homes constructed for the superintendents and employers and clapboard houses. All of which are authentic to the time period and the era by which they were designed. If you want to take a step back in time and experience life as it was for the miners and their families, visit Eckley Miner’s Village. You’ll definitely appreciate the sacrifices that everyone had to make when they worked in the coal mines in the 1800’s.
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