Thursday, April 4, 2013

"'re lyin' !" Mather, Pa Liar's Den

There is no question that in the local history of coal mining, the town of Mather plays a major role. We have covered some of Mather's history before and plan to return to cover more. Today, however, we did a quick stop to check out another Mather landmark, the Liar's Den.  The Liar's Den is a circular gazebo-type structure that has sat in the center of Mather since 1919 (according to the steps).  For as long as I can remember, folks gathered there to hang out.

I suppose that the name Liar's Den came from the fact that it was the perfect spot to hear a tale or two. I can only imagine 94 years worth of stories the little concrete and wooden structure has been the stage for! Since today was the first time in my life I've actually stepped foot on the Liars Den, I would be ...well...lying if I told you I knew a lot about it. 

     We're leaving this one up to you! Share any stories or memories you have of the liar's den ( and any real history,too!)  As always, let us know if you have any old photos of the Liars Den, we'd love to post em up!

Sent in by Soupy.