We saw this abandoned building from the highway during a trip to Wilkes-Barre, PA. Turns out it’s the former Huber Breaker, which opened in 1895 to meet the demand for coal. Built by Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company in Ashley, PA, the company merged with the Glen Alden Company known for its “blue coal” to become one of the largest coal breaking facilities in the region. Blue coal was once a brand of anthracite, mined by the Glen Alden Coal Company and sprayed with a blue dye to differentiate itself from its competitors. With the decline in the demand for coal, the breaker shutdown in 1976. There are currently plans to build a memorial and park on the site.
Even little dogs can get packages at the Fells Point Post Office in Baltimore, Md. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s the little tyke waiting patiently outside the postal building.
Here are some photos from our trip out to the Gulf of Mexico, where we stopped in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. I’ll post more later, as well as video.
Piggy Racing in Long Island, NY. May 2011. Harbes Family Farm.