Main Street, Mahanoy City
Mahanoy City is located in the southern coal region of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A railroad bridge crosses the main street to allow wagons and trolley cars to pass beneath. Telegraph poles line the road leading up to the coal breakers. When Pennell visited Mahanoy City in 1908 there were 41 coal mines in the Mahanoy Valley. America was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.