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 Post subject: What's going on at the Huber?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:28 pm 
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I was there the other day and in front of the smaller building (with the Blue Coal graphic on it) there is a deep pit dug out, maybe 50 feet deep. There are huge piles of dirt there as well that they dug out, it looks weird. I should have thought to take a picture of it but I was too busy trying to think what hell the hole was for.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:37 pm 
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lookin for coal to strip. its a political game now. if theres mineable coal there, which there is, it makes the property value higher. unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you view it, you cant mine the coal because you cant blast that close to the houses or rr tracks. so it appears the breaker is safe...... for now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:07 am 
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Oh that was the first thing I thought of, but then I thought nah why would they dig for coal here if the breaker is supposed to be saved. all about $$$ I see, no big surprise.

That place is in sad shape and walking on any of the stairways makes me feel uneasy, so I usually stick to the lower levels.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Here is one of the few I took that day...i should have stayed longer :x

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I agree, when I was walking around inside, as well as adventuring to the top, the walkways were making me abit nervous. I met a local who showed me some sturdy walkways but I was still abit nervous.

We made our way to the top, took some great photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:01 pm 
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hmm, guess you didnt venture up the main conveyor then did ya :roll:

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Chris wrote:
hmm, guess you didnt venture up the main conveyor then did ya :roll:


I'll try that only after taking up a life insurance policy! hahaha

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Whats the deal with this now? Who owns the breaker property? I had thought this was a done deal with the town purchasing the property.

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i guess its still up in the air. mike a. may know more.

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Eminent Domain proceedings have begun on it. They just have to hammer out a price now and the county owns it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:53 pm 
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That is good news hopefully. It would be great to see Huber saved. It just sounds like it is going to cost the town more and more. We'll have to see what happens with this.

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Chris wrote:
hmm, guess you didnt venture up the main conveyor then did ya :roll:


Not everyone can be an expert of that place i guess.

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what kind of stuff is left to see here? i went to st nick but didnt head inside, wish i had now that it isnt good to go back there. however i was wondering who is the owner of huber now and how to get permission to go there- if there is still cool stuff to see


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:35 am 
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When I went there, I went to the office you see as you walk in. I said I wanted to take some photos of the area and said I wouldn't go inside. The lady didn't have a problem with it.

I dont know if things changed since then, I was there abit of time ago.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:28 pm 
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if you go and ask at the office to look in the old shops they dont really care as long as you dont screw around, i always say im a member of the huber breaker preservation societ y and i would like to take some picture os insid ethe buildings... i never asked to go in the breaker because i usually park in earth conservancy there and just go in, i always see photographers there and other people


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