The Historical Society of Schuylkill County will host Father Eli Bremer, author of The Great Chance, for discussion and book signing.
The life of James Brown Neale
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:30 PM
Father Eli Bremer will talk about the life of James Brown Neale who was a coal baron located in Buck Run. Neale’s endeavors made him a millionaire. His philanthropy made him an icon.
Buck Run was studied by industrialists far and wide, including by the pre-revolutionary, Tsarist Russian Government. While the Pullman company town was deteriorating, and Concrete City lay abandoned after less than ten years, it seemed that Buck Run was poised to continue indefinitely. This model village thrived, and could, seemingly, change the way of life of anthracite miners.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Historical Society of Schuylkill County website or phone 570-622-7540.