Jack Devando and Nick Mottillo | Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum
 
 
On episode 4 of the podcast, curator Jamie Stoner of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum talks with Jack Devando and Nick Mottillo, former coal miners turned public historians and tour guides at Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.
Present-day Tour-Ed Mine began as early as 1850, feeding coal to the region’s iron and steel industries.  In the 1970s, mine owner Ira Wood closed the mine and devoted its existence to local industrial history education.  Since the mine became an interactive museum, it has accommodated more than a million visitors.
Recorded August 13, 2016 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum, Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Host: Jamie Stoner.  Guest: Jack DeVando and Nick Melito.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas & Bryan Chemini, Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative.
 
 
 
 
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