Come sit on the porch awhile. Enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea as you peruse my thoughts, memories, dreams and images of family and friends - things trivial and not so trivial - past, present and future. I write and post for the simple pleasure of doing so. If you reap some small amount of pleasure from what you find here please come back again soon.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Porches in a mining camp...Where in the world???

This old panoramic photograph belonged to my daddy and it has always fascinated me, as it did him. We have tried for years to figure out the story behind this (coal mining?) settlement. It remains a mystery. If anyone out there can name the who, what and where of it please post a comment. Any clues are welcome!  
*The three following photos are out takes from the original panaramic shown at the very bottom of my blog home page. Note that virtually every dwelling has a porch, even the YMCA in the middle shot.