Glen Lyon, Yestersay 9-24-23 Newport Township, Luzerne County,

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Glen Lyon : four miles west of Nanticoke. It was the site of the 1948 movie 'Miracle of the Bells' staring Frank Sinatra and Fred MacMurray. It was referred to in the movie as Coaltown, but the site was Glen Lyon. The original patch was constructed by the Susquehanna Coal Company about 1870 and named Morgantown. The patch took the name Morgantown from a small farm settlement named after the prominent Welsh farmer, Ebenezar Morgan. Also the small cluster of buildings making up the first mine workings was called Morgan's town, an eponymy recognizing the power of the Welsh mine superintendent in charge of the workings. The patch was renamed Glen Lyon when it was subsequently incorporated as a borough of Newport Township. Glen Lyon was the original place name and translates to Lyon's Valley. The Lyon family was the largest landholder in the valley.
 

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wow can't imagine hearing the noise of the ground giving way & seeing thats
what made the noise
 

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I was looking around checking on how the sinkhole situation was going
& found a couple of interesting things,the homes are public housing an
operated by Luzerne County House Authority. In the 80s when they were
being built, the shaft collapsed & they just filled it in, kept building
the 1st collapse was behind the same building as the new/2nd collapse.
I don't think I would move back in, it might not take 40yrs for a 3rd





 

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LOL the Guy in the red shorts must Be Loaded ! He almost Fell Backwards :laughing7:

Yep ! near the End he was Seen with a Can in his Hand !
Must have Got Thirsty Again :icon_thumleft:
 

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UNEXPLAINED FIND? Exploring Mining Ruins in Glen Lyon​

Nov 24, 2023
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What's Behind the Glen Lyon Mine Subsidence area? I'm hoping to answer that question by investigating the woods behind the sinkhole area. We already know that not one, but two underground mine subsidence's took place here and that the breaker/colliery site wasn't too far away, but did any activity take place close by?


 

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