For adults. The program is past, but you can watch the recording on KCLS' YouTube channel:
From 1864 to 1963, Newcastle, Washington was the center of a busy coal mining industry producing nearly 11 million tons of coal from a crisscross of tunnels under present day Cougar Mountain, Coal Creek Natural Area and The Golf Club at Newcastle. There were two main town sites as well as large mining structures, buildings and homes. Today, little evidence of the once bustling coal mining town of more than 1000 people remains. The 2020 edition of the book,Coals of Newcastle - a Hundred Years of Hidden History
, tells the story of the mines, coal companies, transportation and the people of an almost forgotten era.
Members of Newcastle Historical Society will discuss select stories and photos from the updated book to celebrate the October 19 book launch, the community and the unique history of Newcastle.
In partnership with Newcastle Historical Society. This event is part of KCLS' Author Voices series.
Please register. You will be sent a Zoom invite within 24 hours of the program.