Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bad Photography Saturday: The Gun

I've always had mixed feelings about the Lackawanna County borough of Olyphant.

It seems like there's a bar and a church on every corner, and how could you not like that?

On the the hand, I did go to school here-- 6th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, in some of the most decrepit schools that students were ever forced to enter.  In fact, one of the buildings was condemned, while it was still in use.  State inspectors determined it was a fire trap.  It was closed before it could burn down, or fall down.

The gun you see above now calls a park in "the flats" section home.  If memory serves, it used to be displayed outside the aforementioned condemned school.  The gun was moved to the park when the school was torn down.

We're going back quite a while here.  This gun wasn't one of the recent wave of tanks and guns given to local towns.  I remember it from the early 70's, and I'm sure it was here long before then.

Unfortunately, there's no plaque explaining what it is and where it came from.

It's nice to preserve history, but it would be even nicer if someone took the time to document some of the treasures in a small town.