Moffat Coal Company, Taylor, PA Moffat Coal in background. I was looking rugged to blend.
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, Moffat Coal
Once Upon a Time in Taylor
Copper from Coal This sweet man drove off on his ATV to get pictures to show me. 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 hard to trust.
Dear Rose Rose was close to my family. She would reveal stories of her daughter Debbie in high school. Now Rose relies on her daughter.
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.
T Rex and Twigs in Da Mine No. 9
Feel the Crushing Steel inspired by Grace Jones
Bill Ferris, Moscow, PA pizza guy with biggest coal collection in state
Pentagram Goddess, Moffat Coal
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.
White Chair in Culm, Taylor, PA 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, Coaldale, PA
Randy in Coaldale, PA reinvents bikes from found parts. 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, Coaldale, PA
Stage Left, Moffat Coal, Taylor, 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.