Moffat Coal Company, Taylor, PA

Moffat Coal Company, Taylor, PA Moffat Coal in background. I was looking rugged to blend in.

 

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

Curious About Kerns

Once Upon a Time in Taylor

Copper from Coal This sweet man drove off on his ATV to get pictures to show us from his house. He worked for the scrapper man.

 

Scrapper Man driving around the no trespassing site. Had a man scrounging around for him looking for metal. He was untrustworthy.

 

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

 

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

 

T Rex and Twigs in Da Mine No. 9

Feel the Crushing Steel inspired by Grace Jones

Bill Ferris pizza guy with biggest coal collection in state

Pentagram Goddess

When Captured Plastic is Mistaken for a Hornet's Nest

Snowflake 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.

White Chair in Culm a hidden treasure.

This Culm Dump Isn't Burning an absence of sulphur smell, culm are the weeded out pieces that can't be used for fuel, they light underground and burn unstoppably.

Slag Through Birch

Backyard Coaldale, PA

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

Randy in Coaldale, PA makes bikes from found parts and occasionally sells. He invents things. He helped find my bag when he suggested trying the police station. Gave me directions and I got lost.

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.

 

Room with View Coaldale, PA

Leftovers Coaldale, PA

To Swim and Not Leave

Indelible in the Hippocampus Growing up, a jingle about Moffat Coal Company was on the radio. Kids would sing it. Incessantly.

 

Triptych: Everybody's Goal is to Mine More Coal

Strip MinedLandscape

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

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