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Ashley in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Huber Coal Breaker

 
 
Huber Coal Breaker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2021
1. Huber Coal Breaker Marker
Inscription.  

Erected by the Glen Alden Coal Co. in 1939, the breaker could process 7,000 tons of anthracite daily. It was among the first in the industry to utilize Menzies cones to separate coal from rock. An innovative aerial tramway disposed of waste by-products. Anthracite was sprayed with an iridescent chemical, to create Glen Alden's distinctive "Blue Coal." Operations ceased in 1976, following the decline of anthracite mining. It was demolished in 2014.

 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 41° 12.57′ N, 75° 54.23′ W. Marker is in Ashley, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is near the entrance to Miners Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael Dziak (a few steps from this marker); Huber Breaker-Anthracite Coal Region Miners Memorial
Huber Coal Breaker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2021
2. Huber Coal Breaker Marker
The smokestack in the distance is one of the last extant vestiges of the complex
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(a few steps from this marker); Third Ward War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Joe Palooka (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans and 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Father Martin A. Roche (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashley.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Huber Breaker. (Submitted on December 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Huber Breaker at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Huber Breaker Preservation Society on Facebook. (Submitted on December 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Miners Memorial Park on the Huber Coal Breaker Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2021
3. Miners Memorial Park on the Huber Coal Breaker Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jan. 28, 2023