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

Schmidt Park History

CNJ Railroad

 

— Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

 
Schmidt Park History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 23, 2018
1. Schmidt Park History Marker
Inscription.  

A neighborhood and a small roundhouse
once stood where Schmidt Park is now located,
but were not rebuilt after flooding in 1955.

 
Erected by Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 24.271′ N, 75° 40.359′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broadway Street. Marker is at the Broadway Street Trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schmidt Park/Kevin P Quinn, SJ Athletics Campus, Scranton PA 18505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roaring Brook (within shouting distance of this marker); Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Education (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902/1937 Roundhouse
Schmidt Park History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 23, 2018
2. Schmidt Park History Marker
Looking NNE along the trail
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 1902/1937 Inspection Pit (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1865 Inspection Pit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Boxcars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
More about this marker. The trail runs along the former Central Railroad of New Jersey railroad grade.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central Railroad of New Jersey station a beacon of Scranton's better days (Times-Tribune). (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Guide. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wall of water tore through Scranton in 1955, tossing rail cars and tearing apart bridges (2010). (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Hurricane Diane Flooding of Scranton PA at YouTube. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Hurricane Diane (Scranton, PA): WGBI-TV Footage Can 23 at Wikipedia.
South Scranton starts at about 6:00 minutes
(Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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