The miners' wives and children used to pick coal out of the refuse heaps for use at home.
Publisher: Scranton News Co, Scranton, Pa. and Valentine Souvenir Co.
Message: " Central Hotel, Kingston, Pa. I suppose you think I have forgotten you but have not. I am working in mine surveying and expect to be under ground before long to work. Don't hear from you anymore but I guess it is before you don't know where I am. Will close and say good night. Jesse"