The picture's heading says "1772" and the narrative below it says 1886. Either way, there was a ferry across the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County near the present-day State Correctional Institution @ Retreat dating back well before Rte. 11 was paved...or even called Rte. 11.
I found this article in one of the many boxes I am still slowly wading through. It appears to be from February 25, 1973...or possibly 1978.
I then asked her if she was familiar with the South Newark Basin Shale formation, the current moratorium, etc.
She was not.
I did a two-minute brain dump, and I'm guessing/hoping that when the time comes, I won't be alone at the microphone at the public hearings in southeastern PA down the road. For lack of a better word, the owner of this organic farm has a presence that many other self-proclaimed "experts" on the Marcellus Shale public-speaking circuit sorely lack.
Anyway...I'll be stopping by Living Hope Farm's produce stand when it opens soon. If you are ever passing through Harleysville, hope you'll do the same.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.