Coal ghost towns

Coal ghost towns

PostBy: woodburner On: Tue May 01, 2007 6:56 pm

I was recently hiking at the new Nescopeck State Park and there are ruins of housing, river crossings, and possible an old train bed. Does anyone know if it was a coal or a logging area , both or none of the above.

Also, my wife's grandmother grew up near a town called Peoples. They even had a postmark - but where is or was Peoples? The best I can figure out it was near Swatara State Park but am not sure - maybe it is one of those towns that was "lost" when I81 came through.
WB
woodburner
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 01, 2007 9:39 pm

Not sure about the one you mentioned but you miight find this of interest.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/tecsite/C ... crete.html

Was used for a time by the local fire departments for training, not sure if it's still there.
Richard S.
 
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Re: Coal ghost towns

PostBy: Jlew1129 On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:05 pm

If you are speaking about the housing ruins near the fishing lake, Lake Francis, that whole area was once planned to be flooded back in the 1970's, but the project never materialized.
Jlew1129
 
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Re: Coal ghost towns

PostBy: short On: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:48 am

The Nescopeck State park area was once an area of small farms and summer cottages along the creek. There was no coal mining in that area.
short