Founded as a coal-company town around 1882 by the West End Coal Company. Named for Frances Slocum, a girl from Wilkes-Barre, who was kidnapped by Indians after the Battle of Wyoming in 1778.
Location. 41° 8.455′ N, 76° 8.307′ W. Marker is in Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Pond Hill Road (Pennsylvania Route 239) south of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 239), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shickshinny PA 18655, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shickshinny (approx. 1.1 miles away); Warriors Path (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wapwallopen (approx. 4.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Nescopeck (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 7½ miles away).
Also see . . . Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.