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Simpson in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monkey Run Park

Developed 1979 • Completed 1986

— Park Developers Stephen "Cy" Voyce and John Bolak —

 
 
Monkey Run Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
1. Monkey Run Park Marker
Inscription.  

This park is dedicated to those Simpson area men who labored in and around the coal mines during the turn of the century. At that time this area was called "Monkey Run" because the men worked in the Monkey Run Slope of the Wilson Creek Mine.

This public supported park was built by a small group of volunteers to honor these men.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 35.788′ N, 75° 29.063′ W. Marker is in Simpson, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 171) and Froble Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monkey Run Park, Carbondale PA 18407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simpson, Lackawanna County, Pa. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fell Township War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Gravity Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gravity Railroad Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gravity Park (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpson.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson Creek (Lackawanna County). (Submitted on June 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Monkey Run Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
2. Monkey Run Park and Marker
Coal Displayed in Monkey Run Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
3. Coal Displayed in Monkey Run Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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