My thanks to 91-year-old Robert Peloli – the last living coal miner in Wilkeson, his family, Wilkeson Mayor Bob Walker, Pierce County, and Dave Kellman, my intrepid videographer for this story. I think this is the best video we’ve done, and it’s a story near and dear to my heart. I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!
It’s a colorful look at Wilkeson’s coal mining history. See historic photos, meet the last living coal miner from Wilkeson and learn how the County is preserving the historic coke ovens. You can also check out my Wilkeson photo galleries on Flickr or Pinterest.