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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pics of Wilkes-Barre #10

Remember when visitors to the city would drive our main thoroughfare only to run smack dab into a 5-acre railroad graveyard? Remember that?


Picture from 2002

I know our first responders remember, because they spent plenty of time there. The police rounded up many of the drunken homeless people calling those rotted trains home.

And the fire department extinguished a few fires either intentionally or accidentally set by the drunks who can't understand why they're homeless.

So after the City eventually forced the clearing of this eyesore, the owner of said eyesore was ultimately rewarded when the County purchased what little was left of it for $5 million. Go figure.

How soon they forget

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