Friday, June 4, 2010

Ich Habe Genug: Marvine Colliery, Scranton, Pennsylvania

The Marvine Colliery was located on the edge of town in Scranton, Pennsylvania, bordering Dunmore and Throop. The coal company closed its door in the 1970’s. They left behind acres and acres of scarred earth.

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

-John Prine

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