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The First Fire Company / The Clymer Library

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 2, 2017
1. The First Fire Company and The Clymer Library Marker
Inscription.

The First Fire Company


Built in 1935, the Pocono Pines Fire Company included offices for police, township supervisors and support staff. Its Goodwill Community Club offered space for public “meetings, suppers and various functions.” By 1977, township growth necessitated expansion. The fire company and township offices moved to new facilities. As an all-volunteer fire company, it has protected and supported our community since November 3rd, 1930.

Clymer Library

Our library was founded in 1906 at the Pocono Pines Assembly and Summer Schools by Clara and Lee Clymer. In 1930, it moved to the high school near here. From 1958-1977, the library shared space with the firehouse. When our fire company moved, this building was remodeled for public use as the library’s new home. It was expanded in 1991 and again in 2000. The Clymer Library is sustained by volunteers, and was all volunteer for 88 years.
 
Erected 2017 by Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.359′ N, 75° 28.553′ W. Marker is in Pocono
The First Fire Company and The Clymer Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 2, 2017
2. The First Fire Company and The Clymer Library Marker
Pines, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Firehouse Road east of Old Pennsylvania Route 940, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines PA 18350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Pocono Lake Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tobyhanna Township (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salem United Church of Christ (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stagecoach Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ice Harvesting Industry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summer Youth Camps (approx. half a mile away); Forest Products Industry (approx. half a mile away); Lutherland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Pines.
 
Also see . . .  The First Fire Company and Clymer Library Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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