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

Scranton's History Mule

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
1. Scranton's History Mule
Inscription.  

1830 - 1860 - Dunmore & Waverly, 2 stops along eastern route of Underground Railroad

1886 - First commercially successful, continuously running electric trolley system in U.S. was Scranton Suburban Railway

1890 - [S]cranton become[s] known as "The Anthracite Capitol [sic] of the [W]orld".

1891 - International Correspondence School wa[s] founded in Scranton, known as "The W[or]lds Schoolhouse".

1892 - Scranton Lace Company was founded.

1899 - Jermyn, birthplace of First Aid.

1901 - Pioneer Cancer research [c]enter es[t]ablished in Scranton.

1912 - Elling O Weeks carries first newspapers ever delivered from city to city by aeroplane from Scranton to [C]arbondale.


 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 25.002′ N, 75° 42.909′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker mule is at

Scranton's History Mule image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
2. Scranton's History Mule
the entrance to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Visitor Center, in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Loader (a few steps from this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (a few steps from this marker); The Loading and Supply Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (within shouting distance of this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (within shouting distance of this marker); Information About This Piece of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Regarding Scranton's History Mule. Mules were used in the anthracite coal mines before electrification to haul coal from the distant underground veins to central collection points.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Lackawanna County PA. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Scranton Railway at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania - 1891 to the Present
Scranton's History Mule image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
3. Scranton's History Mule
. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Scranton Lace Company at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Dr. Matthew Shields, First Aid Innovator. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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