BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUBER BREAKER1892 – Foundation begun for the great Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Breaker (Maxwell #20)
1895 – Breaker completed and named in honor of the DL&W Company President, Roger Maxwell
1907 – Colliery shut down for extensive repairs
1920 – The Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. and the Glen Alden, merge into the largest coal company in the Luzerne and Lackawanna Valley.
1928 – Glen Alden Coal Co. experiments with dying its coal “BLUE”
1937 – Colliery employees on strike
1938 – New breaker constructed
1939 – Breaker renamed “HUBER” in honor of the Glen Alden Chairman; Charles F. Huber who attained the position at age 30. Incidentally, C.F. Huber began his career as a mine laborer at age 15.
1940 – Coal from reopened Avondale & Sugar Notch #9 mines sent to Huber for processing
1945 – Strike hits Huber
1950 – Truck Retail Coal Pockets built
1951 – New wash house erected
1959 – Glen Alden Corp. merges with List Ind
1970 – The Colliery is owned by Beltrami Enterprises as Lucky Coal Co.
1976 – Colliery closes for good
1980 – Colliery becomes teenage hangout
1990 – Ashley(Huber) Breaker Preservation Society is founded
1991 – ABPS is Incorporated, Historical Architectural and Engineering Record ( HAER) Study by the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the National Park Service is done
2000 – Mr. Al Roman, President of No.1 Contracting Corp., Ashley, has agreed to bequeath the historic Huber Breaker Colliery for the purpose of preservation and creation of the Huber Breaker Anthracite Museum and Park
2001 – Huber Breaker Preservation Society is formed
2002 – HBPS is Incorporated as a non-profit, 501(C)(3), Pennsylvania Corporation.
2004 – Earth Conservancy donates 3 acres of land, over looking the breaker, for the development of a memorial park.