Today I visited the I-81 corridor NE of Harrisburg PA.
There are coal slag heaps around Mt. Carmel PA, toward Centralia, the town abandoned because of an anthracite fire burning since 1928. There is a municipal center building in Centralia that is abandoned. There is a “Coal House” store outside of Centralia, E of Ashburn (which has a “Mineshaft” bar).
Hazelton was the site of a major immigration law dispute in 2006, whether landlords are responsible for knowing the legality of their tenants.
There is an ICE detention center purporting to be in Leesport, but actually it is closer to Reading, off 220, and a bit hard to get the iPhone to find easily. A prison is across the street. I’ll comment more on this soon on the “News” blog.
(Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:15 PM EDT)