1923 Map of Colver

1923 land use map

Colver PA was created for one reason - to mine coal.   A good example of a planned company town, the heyday of this community was the period between 1910-1950.   A careful reading of the geography of this town speaks of rigid social and ethnic divisions and the power of capital to shape people and places.   These maps, now the property of the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, are to be used in a new gallery at the State Museum, opening in 2003, that interprets 'Pennsylvania and the Land'.