A History of Warren Delano's Mining Towns of Vintondale, Wehrem and Claghorn,
the 450-page volume of Vintondale's history from 1789 to 1930, has been reprinted
and is available from the author, historian Denise Dusza Weber.
format has been changed for the second printing to provide better durability than
the previous printing. Writes the author: "The book has a black spiral binding,
a black vinyl back cover, and a clear plastic cover on the front." The price
is $25 per book, plus $5 shipping and handling. Pennsylvania residents should
add 6 percent sales tax. Checks should be sent to Denise Weber, 291 Olive Street,
Indiana, PA 15701. Phone number is 724-463-6361.
result of exhaustive research on Vintondale, the original volume was printed in
1991. It is in 8.5 x 11-inch page format and is profusely illustrated by scores
of photographs, maps, and other graphics. Nineteen appendices provide dozens of
transcriptions of original documents pertaining to Vintondale, Wehrum, and Claghorn
and their coal and coke industries, as well as their schools, churches, clubs,
stores, and families. Special sections delve into the history of the crimes in
the rough and tumble towns, as well as the labor-management relations of the pre-union
era and early days of the organization and establishment of the Mine Workers Union.