Wednesday, November 13, 2013

About the header image: November 13, 2013

In the earliest years of the 19th century Jesse Fell developed a practical way of using a raised grate to burn anthracite coal to generate heat, opening up the development and exploitation of anthracite coal resources throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania - and paving the way for the Industrial Revolution. The Fell House and Tavern stood in Wilkes-Barre until relatively recently, when it was torn down to make way for a lovely parking lot. The historical nature of this parking lot is commemorated in signs such as the one above. Photo is courtesy of Don Williams, the Susquehanna River Sentinel (

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