I’m not vouching for the greatness of the Great Swamp. All I know is that I had my car washed today and something drew me to drive for miles on dirt and rocks through a swamp. It’s a wildlife refuge and I’m not vouching for that, either. I saw 2 ducks and 2 geese. I have little interest in ducks and geese.
Maybe I’ll go back in Spring for the migration of the swamp monkeys.
With my fondness for abandoned buildings, I have wanted to photograph this place for as long as I can remember. I actually like signs and this one was a favorite. Originally HYDRO-PRUF, I really only remember it ever being HYDRO P UF.
There’s nowhere up top to take a picture and the place is littered with vagrants and toxic chemicals (enough to rot your shoes while you walk – though I think it’s liquid tar). The letters are going fast, and so was I. I did the best I could at 70mph. I figured I’d better get something before it was completely gone.
The Arkansas Chemical Company is long gone and the EPA did a cleanup (Jersey style) after the Superfund Act of 1980. 1.7 acres of prime, highway accessible Newark real estate.