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History of McIntyre – A Coal Town

June 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Susan Ferrandiz, whose maternal grandfather Pietro Arduini worked as a coal miner for R&P Coal Company, will share memories from her relatives and McIntyre townspeople and results of her research into everyday life in McIntyre from 1910 through 1947. Her presentation will be at the Blue Spruce Park Lodge on Friday June 9 beginning at 6 pm. This program is sponsored by Evergreen Conservancy.
Ms. Ferrandiz, who was born in Brooklyn, would visit relatives during the summer that lived in McIntyre, Coal Run, and Iselin. Susan’s mother would tell her memories she had of growing up in McIntyre. While in the area Susan would take pictures of the people, town, and coal mining activity. Ferrandiz, in the library department of Slippery Rock , would eventually develop a web site “McIntyre PA, the history of an everyday coal mining town: 1910-1947”
Her presentation The History of McIntyre an Everyday Mining Town will present the results of her research into the history of McIntyre. She will touch on the miners of the area, the union, leisure and recreation, and church life. She will conclude a reading of memories gathered from those who lived there.
Susan Ferrandiz, in the library department of Slippery Rock, would eventually develop a web site “McIntyre, the history of an everyday coal mining town: 1910-1947”. While in the library department she pursued a second Masters which resulted in the McIntyre web site.
Before accepting a faculty position at Slippery Rock University, Ferrandiz was the New Castle District State Library Consultant. She was also the secretary to the Korean Ambassador to then, librarian in several public libraries in Brooklyn, and director of the Center for Visually and Hearing Impaired in Baltimore.
Her Website on McIntyre was awarded a proclamation from the Indiana County Board of Commissioners in 2003.
Evergreen Conservancy, sponsor of this event invites those interested in Indiana County mining history to hear Susan’s presentation at the Blue Spruce Lodge on Friday June 9 beginning at 6 pm. The presentation is free.
The mission of Evergreen Conservancy is to advance the preservation, protection and stewardship of Natural, Cultural, and Historical Resources in and around Indiana County. Thus we sponsor any effort to preserve information about the history of coal mining in Indiana County


June 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Evergreen Conservancy
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Blue Spruce Park
1128 Blue Spruce Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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