Back in the middle 50’s when I was growing up in Hamburg, PA the area here that you see did not look anything like it does now. This place is deceiving to the eye.
To the left of this Image is the Hamburg Swimming Pool & out of the picture. The Pool is one place that I spent many summer days while my Mother was working to support us. The parking lot that is shown was, back then, just a large dump where battery casing’s from Price Battery were dumped just to get rid of them. There were piles of casings that I used to play on. l never ever thought of the danger that might have been hidden here because of battery acid. Probably didn’t care, either. There were no buildings or picnic area’s either. Nothing but bare grass, weeds, and old junk.
Since then more than 60 yrs. have passed. it’s now a nice parking area, but the ground hides the past. I would assume that this area was cleaned up before putting asphalt down. Or did they? Did they just cover over what was there? I don’t know. The only way to find out is inquire about it or dig somewhere and find out what’s there. I had to shoot this picture before the weather starting changing.
This is something else that is now a common sight in and around my area. Bike Trails were people can run, bike, or walk a trail alongside the river that is to the left. Some of these trails can stretch for miles. They are a nice added feature. This one extends further up more than 2 miles and is now part of the old Union Canal Towpath. It was getting ready to rain!
The bicycle riding trails around here have been showing these new “Bicycle Service Stations” where you can stop and fill your tires with air, hang you bike on, and some tools that you might need. It’s a very nice addition for trail riders. There is no charge for air or to use the tools. All free.
Thank you for stopping by.
3 thoughts on “HIDDEN AWAY!”
Thank you for sharing your part of the world, Les. Those clouds were quite threatening!
I enjoyed this look at Hamburg’s recreation area in years past and currently, too, Les. This area has come along nicely since the days of battery garbage heaps. Lovely post.
Thank you, Jet. I appreciate your comment. The Price Battery Plant is no longer there. Just a big empty space from what used to be. There is another place that Price Battery is being blamed for that is messed up.