First Posted: 3/25/2014
The Nanticoke Historical Society recently hosted a program presented by Bill Best, president of the Huber Breaker Preservation Society, at the cultural centre of St. Faustina in Nanticoke. Best detailed the workings of the breaker and presented a history of the anthracite coal fields and mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He outlined future plans for the Huber Breaker Northern Anthracite Coal Field Miner’s Memorial Park set for the three-and-a-half-acre section of land at 101 S. Main St., Ashley, in front of the current site of the breaker. Charles Petrillo also presented two films showing the breaker in action and workers sorting coal. The final phase of the Huber Breaker demolition is scheduled to begin in April. At the program, from left, first row: Barry Littleford, member, Nanticoke Historical Society; Chet Zaremba, vice president, Nanticoke Historical Society; Julianna Zarzycki, president, Nanticoke Historical Society; Petrillo; and Judy Minsavage, newsletter editor, Nanticoke Historical Society. Second row: Best.