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

Gateway to Scranton

Anthracite Capital of the World

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2020
1. Gateway to Scranton Marker
Inscription.  

First traffic circle in Pennsylvania.
Built to facilitate traffic, reduce
fatalities and accidents on
the highway
— — —
Superhighway between
Scranton and Carbondale
and Circle constructed under
supervision of Department of Highways
of Pennsylvania
with authority and approval of the
Mayor and Council of the
City of Scranton.
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This marker erected and dedicated July 1941 by
Lackawanna Motor Club
of
Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Rededicated December 1989
by the
AAA
Motor Club of
Northeastern Pennsylvania

 
Erected 1941 by Lackawanna Motor Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 41° 27.209′ N, 75° 39.877′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna
Gateway to Scranton Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2020
2. Gateway to Scranton Rededication Marker
County. Marker is on Scranton Expressway (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18508, 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. Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Our Founding Pastors (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Mary of the Most Holy Rosary Church Cornerstone (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jerry Moran (approx. 1.1 miles away); Silkman House (approx. 1.2 miles away); South Abington Township World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); War Memorial Honor Roll (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jim Crowley (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
More about this marker. The first traffic circle has been lost due to road modifications that include the creation of I-81 and its interchange to access downtown Scranton from the north.
 
Regarding Gateway to Scranton. Marker is mounted to large chunks of anthracite coal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Roundabouts (PennDOT). (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Anthracite Heritage: Landscape, Memory, and the Environment (Shackel, 2017). (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Anthracite Coal Mines and Mining (Rhone). (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Gateway to Scranton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2020
3. Gateway to Scranton Marker
Gateway to Scranton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2020
4. Gateway to Scranton Marker
Looking SSE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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