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Honesdale in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Winter Wonderland"

 
 
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By Marc Tomik, December 29, 2021
1. "Winter Wonderland" Marker
Inscription.  Lyricist Richard "Dick" Smith (1901-1935) wrote the song "Winter Wonderland" in 1934 while being treated for tuberculosis in Scranton. Recorded by dozens of popular singers, it became one of the most memorable and beloved songs of the holiday season. Smith's family lived here at 922 Church Street, and the song was inspired by his boyhood memories of playing across the street in Central Park. He passed away from TB shortly after the song was released.
 
Erected 2021 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 41° 34.468′ N, 75° 15.34′ W. Marker is in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 6) north of 9th Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is west of Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 922 Church Street, Honesdale PA 18431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birth Place of Richard "Dick" Smith (a few
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By Marc Tomik, December 29, 2021
2. "Winter Wonderland" Marker
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steps from this marker); Senator Kingsbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); F. M. Crane House (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wayne County Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away); Lincoln Nomination (about 400 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honesdale.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2021, by Marc Tomik of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2021, by Marc Tomik of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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