Once in a while, when I’m driving around in Coal Country looking for something, I come across a place that I had no idea was there. The Coal Region area is filled with “little patch towns” that sprang up years ago from a Coal Mine that was close by. Even though the Mine has been shut down for many years, some of the towns still exist to this day.
Welcome to Phoenixville, PA. Back when I was searching for the Primrose Colliery, I came down this road from the top of my Image, not really knowing where I’m going. This is what I happen to find.
I drove thru here, and thought it a nice little town, so I turned around and parked the car. This is exactly what I saw.
Little “Patch Towns” such as this seem to have a “quaint air” about them. All the homes here were well kept and in good repair even though they have been here for years. It has a small Church, which is just off to the right in my Image, a little Park, and a Engine Company with just 1 Fire Truck in it. Up here, everyone knows everybody. They probably help each other out when bad times may come to someone. The also know when a “stranger” is around. People in places like this, and many others will help out anyone who needs it. They will give you information freely, if it is known what you are looking for. People of the Coal Region will give you the shirt off their back, but never piss them off!
I had walked up the street and noticed some local residents in front of their Home. I asked them about the Primrose Colliery and was told it’s just up the main road from where I came. This is how I find out much about what I’m looking for. All you have to do is ask.
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