To the editor: At the eastern part of Coal Township is a quaint little village called Berry’s. Over the years, it was the most sought after and the most neglected. It all began when the Luke Fidler Colliery dumped coal dirt at the southern part of the village.

At the southeastern part, two mines were in operation. They didn’t last long because they disregarded safety measures. There were subsidences everywhere. One even brought down a creek that cost the lives of the miners — a coal breaker next to a historical cemetery that became a dumping ground for waste from the breaker. Remains of this waste still exists in the cemetery.

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