Moffat Coal Company, Taylor, PA

Indestructible Force People in Taylor claim that this remaining building can't be destroyed because it's made of concrete and they were the first to use that material.

T Rex and Hidden

Copper from Coal This gentle soul drove off on his ATV to get pictures old photos. He worked for the scrapper man.


Scrapper Man driving around the no trespassing site. Had a man scrapping for him looking for metal. He was hard to trust.


T Rex and Twigs in Da Mine No. 9

Dear Rose Rose was close to my family. She would reveal stories of her daughter Debbie in high school. Now Rose relies on her.


There Once Was Lace, Scranton, PA the lace factory was an important industry during coal times. Women worked in the lace factory and men in the mines.


Feel the Crushing Steel inspired by Grace Jones

Bill Ferris, Moscow, PA pizza guy with biggest coal collection in the state

When Captured Plastic is Mistaken for a Hornet's Nest

Snowflake, Moscow, PA Says a snowflake is when you're in a college lecture and someone's offended by something. They have to go to another room cuz they're a snowflake.

Nancy Malone, Scranton RIP at 92 years, kind, strong and only fierce when speaking about current government

Strip Mining, Reading Anthracite Coal Company

The Eery Silence of a Breaker, Coaldale, PA

Maxine Vermillion, Summit Hill, PA

When he was 15, her grandfather was run over by a coal car in the mine. They carried him home and sawed off his leg on the kitchen table. He was grateful because that meant that he never had to go back into the mines. He tacked his extra sock to the kitchen wall as a reminder.

I Make Bikes that Run On Gas

Scranton Post There's more diversity now. Back in the coal days, there were Irish, Polish, and Italians.


Leftovers, Coaldale, PA

Triptych: Everybody's Goal is to Mine More Coal

Strip Mined Landscape

Strips the earth and leaves it barren. Much of the earth in northeastern PA looks like this. 

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