Tragedy brought me to Shamokin this week, but I found a quick second to snap a photo of this guy keeping an eye on one of the main streets.
I say the same thing any time I visit an old coal town" "Must have been a spectacular place at one time." I couldn't find any on-line information on the statue, but I did learn that the Shamokin/Coal Township population topped out at 50,000 in the 1920's. The city of Shamokin now has about 7,000 residents.
I hope to get back one day, with more time, and for a happier reason.