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Helvetia, PA.

As for Helvetia, PA, Coal Town. I was a late comer, my family moved there in 1948, the year I was born, and after the hey day of coal mining. But I lived in Helvetia for 18 years, until I went to college, and for several additional years. My brother is now one of only two residents in the "town" which has disappeared, unless you know where to look closely. I went to school there in the 1950's. I know many of the names and people mentioned in this email chain. It was a great place to grow up. For earlier infromation, a book was written about Helvetia: "From the Miners Double House" by Karen Bescherer Methany. For those who may have lived in a PA coal town, you will know what a "double House" is. The photo on the front of the book was taken by me, I do not know how she got it, but probably from my mother, who is mentioned in the book.

Hope this helps, Cal calmckee@msn.com

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