Alle-Kiski Chronicle (Ep04) – Jack Devando and Nick Mottillo

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.

This episode was recorded August 13, 2016 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Host: Jamie Stoner.  Guest: Jack DeVando, Nick Melito.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Bryan Chemini.  Music: Siren (“Let You Know”), Shoreline (“Weeks”), Alexander White (“What We Saw”), Aleksey Chistilin (“Sunday”), Walker Winn (“I Am A Pilgrim”) available at  Other sound: (“At the Tour-Ed Coal Mine Museum you’ll descend half a mile underground”), available on  ©2017 Alle-Kiski Chronicle Podcast/TSVP. All rights reserved.







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