Coal Dust, Rust & Saw Dust

This collection of essays on anthracite coal mining, log rafting and iron working along the Susquehanna River is a delight to the senses thanks to the two original CDs included with each book. Easier than pairing wine and cheese, Wagner’s rich, historical essays point to their companion musical tracks for an immersive experience (Preview the story of the Montour Log Raft with the song “Crosscut Saw”). Additionally, the chapters come to life with black and white images of these historic landscapes by Sarah Gilkinson.

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