Singer/Audience Stories Archive

  • My Dad (John Spitko Sr) is 92 years old now.  Many years ago, he visited his cousin Steve in Tamaqua.  Steve was the son of his Aunt Lizzy (Elizabeth).  Aunt […] 0

    A Lump of Coal

    My Dad (John Spitko Sr) is 92 years old now.  Many years ago, he visited his cousin Steve in Tamaqua.  Steve was the son of his Aunt Lizzy (Elizabeth).  Aunt […]

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  • Recollections from Bruce Tharp (Mendelssohn Club alum) Given my roots in the PA coal region, I was eager to pass on reminiscences re the “Anthracite Fields” project. After setting down […] 0

    The Culm Bank and Other Recollections

    Recollections from Bruce Tharp (Mendelssohn Club alum) Given my roots in the PA coal region, I was eager to pass on reminiscences re the “Anthracite Fields” project. After setting down […]

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  • I lived south and west of Wilkes-Barre for 7 years, from 1972 to 1979, so my experience of the effect of the coal industry on people and communities is all […] 0

    Robbing the Pillar

    I lived south and west of Wilkes-Barre for 7 years, from 1972 to 1979, so my experience of the effect of the coal industry on people and communities is all […]

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