Shenandoah, Pa.

Title

Shenandoah, Pa.

Creator

Thaddeus M. Fowler
American, 1843–1922
Published by T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer

Date

1889

Description

The borough of Shenandoah is located about fifteen miles southwest of Hazelton, within the Western Middle coalfield of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. Laid out in 1862 in reaction to the burgeoning need for coal during the Civil War, the town was built atop the Mammoth vein, the largest known deposit of anthracite in the United States. With so much coal flowing out of its mines, Shenandoah became the only small town in Pennsylvania to be served by three railroads: the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Reading Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Terminals for all three were incorporated into the view.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.568

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Color lithograph with additional hand coloring; 23-3/4 x 29-11/16 in. (60.4 x 75.4 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill (county), Shenandoah