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Sunday, September 4, 2011

And the Mighty Oak Falleth...


We spent most of yesterday in the once majestic Wyoming Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania. We had a chance to visit all of our parents - which is always time well spent - and there were hedges to be trimmed, grass to be mowed, and pictures to be taken along the way.

Here are but a few of the pics taken:

Above: Civil War Marker in Swoyersville/Luzerne area.

Below: One of the many remnants of the anthracite coal mining industry in the Wyoming Valley. I guesstimate the pile of mining refuse in Swoyersville to be between 125' and 150' high.

Below: A large oak tree was uprooted on River Street in Wilkes-Barre by a lady named Irene.

This building is almost directly across from the Millennium Circle.

Below: Some of the many folks who want to keep the Hotel Sterling from being made into a parking lot just like the historic Old Fell House was just a few city blocks away. I ordered six T-shirts to help spread the word.

Yes...this place does matter. If you want to help, stop by during the times listed below and support the folks who refuse to go quietly into the night and allow another bit of local history and our heritage to be destroyed by a wrecking ball and continued poor decision-making by northeastern PA's elected leaders. 
Order a t-shirt...honk your horn...spread the word.

Today's the day we start putting the basement back together.



  1. Find a paddle partner yet? I'd do it if I didn't have other plans and two little people to wrangle.

    How's that fancy trim by the roofline holding up under that oak tree? Looks mighty heavy. I agree that it seems a shame to give up on a lovely historic building downtown.

  2. Goodness those are lovely photographs!

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