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like a riddle no one knows how to solve

like a riddle no one knows how to solve - The Huber Breaker
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Like a riddle no one knows how to solve any more, these places show us how foolish we really are. Beyond the financial motives, beyond the hollow promises of progress and hope and healing, we cannibalize our own past specifically so it can no longer stand defiantly out in the open and challenge us with the terrifying prospect, embodied in broken windows and boarded doors, that we are going the wrong way - that we have been all along.
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Huber coal breaker, Ashley PA

Photograph and text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion. You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.


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