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As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself

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In Somerset County, Pa., coal was once the economic backbone. But as technology advanced, mines around the country began laying off workers, replacing them with machinery. (Laura Roman/NPR)
In Somerset County, Pa., coal was once the economic backbone. But as technology advanced, mines around the country began laying off workers, replacing them with machinery. (Laura Roman/NPR)

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