Eckley almost ceased to exist two years ago at the age of 155.
But just like the miners who defined the town's existence, Eckley has re-emerged.
It's a town that refuses to give up.
"It needs to be here," says George Keifer, part-time employee of Eckley Miners' Village. "It needs to remain because of everything it stands for."
Eckley is an anthracite coal mining patch town located in Luzerne County, just 20 miles north of Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Lehighton. Since 1970, it has been owned and operated as a museum by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.