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Discovery of the Pothole Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 2, 2018
Discovery of the Pothole Marker
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Discovery of the Pothole — Discovery & Preservation

"The miner fired a blast, and when the outpouring of stones and water from the hole came rushing through, the miners...called out a cry of alarm and ran from the mine..." Edward S. Jones, Mine Manager

They thought the earth had . . . — Map (db m115883) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Lackawanna Heritage Valley — Area Attractions

Coal from the Lackawanna Valley fueled America's Industrial Revolution. Millions of tons of domestic anthracite came from mines like those that ran under this park.

Today, nature's gift of anthracite and the dynamic story of the Industrial . . . — Map (db m115890) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Lackawanna River Foot-Bridge

This plaque is in commemoration of the foot-bridge that connected the downtown Main Street business area with Salem Street and St. Thomas Church. The foot-bridge crossed the Lackawanna River and was located between the Gilmartin Street Bridge . . . — Map (db m101608) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — The Geology of the Pothole

"It is a fine case of a well-known phenomenon called a glacial pothole." Geologist J.C. Branner, 1884

Formation About 20,000 years ago, a powerful, whirling mixture of frigid glacial water, sand and stones wore away solid . . . — Map (db m115887) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Veterans Memorial

In memory of all veterans who served their country — Map (db m128072) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Veterans Memorial Bridge

In memory of the men and women of Archbald Borough who served in our nation's Armed Forces

Dedicated November 11, 2007 — Map (db m101606) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — War Memorial

In grateful tribute to the brave men and women of Archbald who served their country in the Armed Forces

World War I [Roll of Honored Dead]

John Butero • F. Barcowski Frank Barcosky • C. Barnosky Francis Coughlin • N. . . . — Map (db m105609) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Blakely — Captain Johnston Blakely

This anchor is preserved here as a memorial to Captain Johnston Blakely, captain of the sloop-of-war "Wasp" during the War of 1812. Captain Blakely was born in October 1781 and after a courageous naval career was lost at sea in October 1814. . . . — Map (db m128042) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Carbondale
Founded by the Wurts brothers, pioneers in developing anthracite resources of the region, in 1822. Here the first underground mine was opened in June, 1831, near Seventh Ave. Chartered as a city in 1851. — Map (db m89268) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Carbondale
Founded by the Wurts brothers, pioneers in developing anthracite resources of the region, in 1822. Here the first underground mine was opened in June, 1831, near Seventh Ave. Chartered as a city in 1851. — Map (db m89269) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Carbondale
Founded by the Wurts brothers, pioneers in developing anthracite resources of the region, in 1822. Here the first underground mine was opened in June, 1831, near Seventh Ave. Chartered as a city in 1851. — Map (db m89293) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Carbondale City Hall
A National Register Building, Erected 1892-1894-City of Carbondale Government Offices-Carbondale Historical Society-D&H Transportation Museum — Map (db m89296) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — 1 — Carbondale City Hall / Memorial Park
Carbondale City Hall Carbondale City Hall is a detached masonry (brick and Pennsylvania blue stone) building, in the Romanesque Revival style, composed of a tower, a three-story wing and a two story wing. The building was designed by . . . — Map (db m89297) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Church Street: Five of Carbondale’s many historic Churches
Here are three of the many churches in downtown Carbondale. All of which has contributed significantly to the enrichment of the quality of life in Carbondale. — Map (db m89306) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Col. Alvin D. Ungerleider
Front Brevet Brigadier General D-Day Veteran July 30, 1921 Feb. 13, 2011 “When they were young, these men saved the world.”

Left side “Nothing worth having is given freely,” Liberator of Nazi Death Camp, . . . — Map (db m89304) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Office Building

This structure was built in 1832 as an office for the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal Company. Between 1829 and 1898, the D&H gravity railroad carried coal from mines to markets, and passengers from Carbondale to other communities. In . . . — Map (db m122220) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Delaware & Hudson Passenger Station

A magnificent railroad station once rose from the foundation in front of you. Built in 1895, it was one of 19 stations on the Honesdale Branch of the Delaware & Hudson Co. The last train pulled into the station on January 4th, 1952, . . . — Map (db m114445) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — 1 — From Mine to Market — Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway

Founded in 1823 by Maurice and William Wurts, two brothers of Swiss ancestry, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company played a prominent role in the economic development of northeastern Pennsylvania. From its completion in 1829 until its . . . — Map (db m104104) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — General Jerome F. O’Malley
Born and raised in Carbondale, Pennsylvania 1932-1985 Graduated St. Rose High School 1949 West Point-1953 Air Command with Staff College with Distinction George Washington University-MBA-1955 Naval War College-1970 Command Pilot-flew over . . . — Map (db m89303) WM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Gravity Park
Between 1829 and 1898, this was the site of Plane No. 1 on the roadbed of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company’s Gravity Railroad. The “Gravity” used a series of inclined planes and steam engines to pull carloads of coal to the top of . . . — Map (db m89271) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Gravity Park and the Gravity Railroad Historic Site
Gravity Park was established by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad on the site of what was formerly a portion of the roadbed of Plane No. 1. The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company’s Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale opened on October 9, . . . — Map (db m89274) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Gravity Railroad
Here began one of the first railroads in the Western Hemisphere, built 1828-1829. The line had its eastern terminus at Honesdale; its southwestern terminus was later extended to Archbald & ultimately to Valley Junction near Olyphant. Built by the . . . — Map (db m89270) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Gravity Railroad Monument
The president, managers, and company of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company completed in 1829, the Gravity Railroad between Carbondale and Honesdale, in Pennsylvania. It was the second railroad constructed in the western hemisphere. The . . . — Map (db m89273) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — 5 — McCawley Park: Carbondale's UFO

Carbondale's UFO

On November 9, 1974, at approximately 1900 hours, three Carbondale teenage boys reported to Carbondale Police that they had observed a glowing airborne object, traveling east to west rapidly. It descend[ed] . . . — Map (db m135019) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Memorial Park
In the 1880’s, under the leadership of William H. Davies Post 187 of the G.A.R. Memorial Park was established on the former Carbondale militia parade ground and a monument and fountain were erected to honor the veterans of the U.S. Civil War. . . . — Map (db m89302) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — 3 — Mining Methods — Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway

You are standing on the southeastern side of the Lackawanna Valley. In this area the valley is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) wide. Behind you, Moosic Mountain rises some 1,200 feet (366 meters) above the elevation of the Lackawanna River in the . . . — Map (db m104139) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — Patrolman William F. McAndrew
“The valiant never taste of death but once”-Erected by the citizens of Carbondale, PA and others in memory of Patrolman William F. McAndrew who died January 18, 1913 from bullet wounds received while making an arrest in Dickson City Jan. . . . — Map (db m89295) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — 2 — The Gravity Railroad — Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway

Moosic Mountain, rising over 1,200 feet above Carbondale's anthracite coal mines, was a formidable barrier to the markets of New York City. The Delaware and Hudson Canal system could be used to move coal from Honesdale to Kingston, New York, . . . — Map (db m104135) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Carbondale — War Memorial — For God And Country

Erected in grateful tribute by the Citizens of Carbondale Area in memory of the Veterans of the Spanish-American War 1898 World War I 1917-1918 World War II 1941-1945

[Honor Roll of Veterans] . . . — Map (db m99135) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Childs — Terence Powderly and National Labor Movements / A Valley of Firsts — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Terence Powderly and National Labor Movements

Terence Powderly grew from child laborer in Carbondale to a leader in the national labor movement.

Terence Vincent Powderly Terence Vincent Powderly was born in . . . — Map (db m128155) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Chinchilla — South Abington Township World War II Memorial

This stone and tablet dedicated by the people of this community in honor of the men and women of South Abington Township who served in the Armed Forces of our country in World War II

[Died in service]

William Baker • Ira . . . — Map (db m116719) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Clarks Green — Baptist Church Bell

This bell stood in the belfry of the Baptist church of Clarks Green, PA Cast in 1869 by the Meneely Foundry West Troy, New York. ————————————— The . . . — Map (db m131618) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Clarks Green — Deacon William Clark — 1757 - 1827

This tablet erected to the memory of Deacon William Clark. Born in Rhode Island 1757 Who served his country under General Gray at the battle of Bunker Hill. First settler north of these mountains Came to this place from Connecticut . . . — Map (db m131620) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Clarks Summit — Laura Lee DeFazio Morabito — October 4, 1966 - September 11, 2001 — In Memoriam —

Laura Lee DeFazio Morabito, born in Clarks Summit, was educated in the Abington Heights School system. She participated in numerous school activities including Girls Softball, Basketball and the Marching Band.

Laura Lee perished in the . . . — Map (db m99111) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Clarks Summit — Veterans Memorial

In memory of all Abington Area veterans and civilians who dedicated themselves to the principles of freedom. Let us be forever faithful in keeping your valor alive.

POW-MIA Let the American youth never forget our forefathers . . . — Map (db m99465) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Clarks Summit — War Memorial

[front]

[Armed Forces Branch Emblems]

And I am proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the ones who died who gave that right to me.

[back]

This monument presented by: Parker - . . . — Map (db m131624) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dickson City — War Memorial

In grateful tribute to the men and women of this community who served.

☆☆☆ In honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice ☆☆☆

1917 World War I 1918 Zigmund Cheresko • John . . . — Map (db m128041) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — Colonel George Whitfield Scranton

of East Guilford, Connecticut, located in the Lackawanna Valley A.D. 1840, and became the leading spirit in the inauguration and development of the great industries that have built up the City of Scranton. He was twice elected to Congress from . . . — Map (db m108344) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — Lackawanna County Korean War Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to those Lackawanna County residents who gave the supreme sacrifice, and to those brave men and women who served in the Korean War.

The Friends of the Forgotten Inc. N.E. Wing wish to thank Mr. Steven . . . — Map (db m128217) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — Pennsylvania Gravity
The Pennsylvania Coal Co. gravity railroad was in operation between lower Pittston and Hawley from 1850 to 1884. It crossed the highway by overhead trestle near this point. This was plane No. 7. — Map (db m32167) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — Reinterred Remains from St. John's Lutheran Cemetery — In Memory of

[Names of reinterred burials] — Map (db m108403) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — Veterans Memorial

In grateful tribute to the brave men and women of Dunmore who served their country in the Armed Forces

☆☆☆ And These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest ☆☆☆

1917 World War I 1918 [Honored . . . — Map (db m128203) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Dunmore — World War I Memorial

Dedicated November 11, 2017 to those from Lackawanna County who made the ultimate sacrifice

[Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m128214) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Elmurst — Veterans Memorial — Lest We Forget

In memory of those who served their country in peace and war — Map (db m128841) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Eynon — Dominick Paparelli — August 4, 1897 - December 25, 1960 — In Honor and Loving Memory of —

Respected officer of the Archbald Borough Police Department, who, while in performance of his duties, was struck and killed by an automobile near this location.

Officer Paparelli's untimely, tragic death coupled with his years of . . . — Map (db m149531) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Eynon — Harry Sugerman — In memory of

Founder of Eynon Drug Store in the year of 1927 Died in the year of 1972. The man who has done so much for so many people and asked so little from them in return, was responsible for the people's growth and commercial business in the . . . — Map (db m149535) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Eynon — SPC. Nicholas Staback

Dedicated to SPC. Nicholas Staback ACO 1st Battalion 5th Regiment, 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division

Enlisted in the US Army in March 2010, and completed Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA in July that same year. SPC. . . . — Map (db m149536) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Eynon — Veterans Memorial

"In memory of all veterans who served their country" — Map (db m149534) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Finch Hill — Gino J. Merli
U.S. Army-World War II-Recipient of the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity involving risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Sars LaBruyere, Belgium on 4-5 September 1944. — Map (db m89213) WM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Greenfield Township — Gino J. Merli

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S.Army, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Sars la Bruyere, Belgium, 4-5 September 1944. Entered service at: Peckville, Pa. Birth, Scranton, Pa. G.O. No., 64, August 1945. . . . — Map (db m149952) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Greenfield Township — Joseph R. Sarnoski

Rank and organizations: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 43rd Bomber Group, Place and date: Over Baku Area, Solomon Islands, 16 June 1943. Entered service at: Simpson, Pa. Born 30 January 1915, Simpson, Pa. G.O. No: 85, 17 December 1943. . . . — Map (db m149957) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jefferson Township — Thomas A. Snook VFW Post 6520 Veterans Memorial

A Grateful Nation Thanks You

Original Charter Members June 21, 1946

Charles A. Baisden • Keith R. Bajaman • Howard A. Bird Carl S. Clark • Marcus W. Cook • William H. Cooper Willard G. Edwards • Norman I. Evarts • Joseph Harris . . . — Map (db m136986) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jermyn — First Aid Pioneer
Here in 1899 Dr. Matthew J. Shields organized first aid for mine workers. From it grew the plan of Red Cross industrial first aid, which he helped establish. Dr. Shields died in Scranton January 23, 1939. — Map (db m89266) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jermyn — The Borough of Jermyn — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Once a thriving coal town in the middle of the Anthracite Region, Jermyn is the epitome of the picturesque and historic American small town.

Originally known as "Four Mile Town," the Village was later called Rushdale, Baconville . . . — Map (db m128079) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jermyn — World War I Veterans Park

The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 12 men who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. In 1920, 12 trees, which line the roadway, were planted as a living remembrance for their immortal sacrifice.

The replica rock . . . — Map (db m128078) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jermyn — World War Memorial

Memorial to those of Jermyn who gave their lives in World War service Dedicated by the Wm. J. Griffiths Post 465 American Legion

Carl Baker • Frank Kelly Wm. J. Griffiths • George R. Morgan Thomas Harvey • Maurice L. . . . — Map (db m128074) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jessup — Fountain of the Immigrants

From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States from various European countries. Thousands of those immigrants found their way to our region to work local mines, factories and fields. They brought their languages, . . . — Map (db m135058) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jessup — Veterans Memorial and Stadium

Dedicated to the brave men and women of Jessup who served our country.

Recognizing all Veterans of all wars and conflicts.

World War I 1917 — 1918

Jessup Borough World War II Community Honor . . . — Map (db m135049) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Jessup — War Memorial — And These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest

In grateful memory of the men of Winton Borough who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country

April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 Michael Steiner • Fred Bisignani • Joseph Bolsar Michael Duffy • Joseph Hotchko • . . . — Map (db m135052) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), La Plume — Harris Hall Bell Memorial
. . . — Map (db m100937) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), La Plume — Veterans Memorial

Honoring all who have proudly served our great nation — Map (db m100886) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Mayfield — War Memorial

Erected and dedicated in memory of all who have served and to those who gave their lives in the service of our country in all of our conflicts. — Map (db m128085) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Mayfield — World Wars Memorial

Honor Roll Mayfield Borough

In memory of our boys who gave their lives that we may live • • • World War One Aleck Hrapchak • John Kulenich • John Powlack Michael Tomasky • George Stafursky . . . — Map (db m128154) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Minooka — War Memorial — In Memoriam

Dedicated in lasting memory of all those men from Minooka, Greenwood, and the Twentieth Ward who were killed in action or who died in the honorable service of this country during World Wars I and II and the Korean War Done this . . . — Map (db m134835) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moosic — Moosic High School — 1914 - 1961

Dedicated September 11, 2005, in memory of the many students and teachers who passed through the halls of Moosic High School.

Erected by the Alumni Association Inc., and through the efforts of former students, families and . . . — Map (db m150005) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moosic — Rocky Glen Park
Created in 1886 and located here, the park was a recreational and social center for northeastern Pa. until it closed in 1987. It gained popularity in the early 20th century as the “Laurel Line” railroad provided easier access for more . . . — Map (db m90609) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moscow — Civil War Memorial

Erected by Chaplain T.D. Swarts Post, No. 218, the W.R.C., No. 17, and the Citizens of Moscow, Pa., and Vicinity, in honor of the departed Soldiers and Sailors of the War of the Rebellion. . . . — Map (db m143846) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moscow — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in honor of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of our country

[POW/MIA Emblem] [Armed Forces Emblems] — Map (db m143847) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moscow — War Memorial

In Honor and Remembrance of those who faithfully served and sacrificed for our country ——————————————— In Loving . . . — Map (db m143844) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Moscow — Wilson-Conklin Post No. 579 Charter Members — 1917 • 1918

David E. Anthony · Field Artillery • Christy Atherton · Q'master Corps Howard L. Barnes · Infantry • Lawrence A. Barnes Field Art'y George Best · Field Artillery • William F. Breslin · Air Service Benjamin W. Carr · Motor Transport • . . . — Map (db m143849) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Old Forge — Old Forge
On the south bank of the Lackawanna River opposite this spot was located the iron forge built 1789 by Dr. William Smith and James Sutton. This was the region's oldest forge, after which the town was named. — Map (db m46229) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Old Forge — Old Forge War Memorial

Dedicated to those who served

World War I 1917--1918

World War II 1941--1945

Korea 1950--1953

Vietnam 1964--1975

Erected in Grateful Recognition by the Citizens 1949 — Map (db m103116) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Old Forge — P.F.C. Carpellotti, U.S.M.C. — History of Carpellotti

This anchor is preserved here as a memorial to Louis Joseph “Eugene” Carpellotti, of the ship Destroyer Escort No. 720 launched at DeFoe, Bay City, Michigan. Sponsor for the occasion was Mrs. Sophie Carpellotti. U.S.M.C. Private . . . — Map (db m103120) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Old Forge — Veterans Memorial — 155 mm Howitzer

This memorial is dedicated to all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America — Map (db m103118) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Old Forge — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to those who have served this great nation

”Lest We Forget”

[Dedicated] May 15, 2005

[Honor Roll of Old Forge Veterans] — Map (db m103119) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — John J. Morelli — Jan. 18, 1918-Dec. 15, 1996
An Olyphant native, Korean Conflict veteran and recipient of the bronze star who served as the longest standing sergeant of the guard of the Tomb of the Unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. He was awarded the Tomb Honor Guard badge, the . . . — Map (db m89291) WM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — Loretto Perfectus Walsh
Recognized as the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Navy--on March 21, 1917, sixteen days before the nation entered WWI. As a Chief Yeoman (F), she served in Philadelphia; was discharged 1919. Born (1896) and raised in Olyphant; died in 1925. — Map (db m67975) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — Olyphant Coal Miners Memorial

In dedication to the miners and families whose lives were forever changed by the anthracite coal industry of the Lackawanna Valley.

Dedicated August 9, 2009 — Map (db m128044) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — Queen City Station
Rail Events Queen City Station has served as a hub for special rail events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Train, the Veterans’ Memorial Day Excursion, the Ghost Train, and Santa’s Train. Leaders from municipal partners in Carbondale and . . . — Map (db m89289) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene

Dedicated May 30, 1998 in memory of Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene who gave his ultimate sacrifice to his country.

Born August 8, 1941; killed in battle Monday, November 20, 1967, by a Communist sniper's bullet while engaged in . . . — Map (db m135053) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

When Ukrainians began arriving in Olyphant around 1870, they found the language difficult and the customs different. Longing to worship in their own rite and their own language, they established SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic . . . — Map (db m128047) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy
As part of its master planning process, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority assisted the community in producing the Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (1994), which contains three main objectives: *To strengthen and expand cultural, . . . — Map (db m89288) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Olyphant — World War II Memorial — Olyphant First Ward Honor Roll — 1941 - 1945 —

[Roll of Honored Dead] Joseph Coulthard • Michael R. DeMatteo • James B. Hammond James Morell • Kenwood Scherer • Renzo Succo

[Honor Roll of Veterans] [not transcribed]

"Life is action and passion therefore it is . . . — Map (db m135054) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — Blakely Borough WWII Honor Roll — 1941 - 1945 — ☆ Forever Honored ☆ Forever Remembered ☆ —

[Died in service] Peter P. Balog • Elwin C. Barnes • Alfred Casagrande Nelson W. Chivers • John F. Chrzan • Charles H. Davey Jr. John W. Dewey • John J. Dubravcak • Francis E. Elvidge William Evans Jr. • John T. Freeman • Edward G. . . . — Map (db m128052) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — Gino J. Merli — PFC. U.S. Army

Medal of Honor World War II Sars la Bruyere Belgium 4-5 September 1944 — Map (db m128055) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — Korean War Memorial — 1950 - 1953

Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country — Map (db m128060) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — O & W — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

[Front]

The O&W interchanged with four railroads at the Winton Rail Junction. Remnants of a busy past are seen in the Erie Railroad trestle, signal bases, mile markers and ties, and at the former O&W [freight station]

The . . . — Map (db m128065) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — O&W Railroad — Decker Bridge — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

The bridge crossing at this point of the Lackawanna River is [k]nown as Decker Bridge.

It was named after the contractor who was hired to build a new bridge after flooding destroyed an earlier structure. — Map (db m128070) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — Viet Nam War Memorial

Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country — Map (db m128061) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Peckville — World War I Memorial — 1917 - 1918

Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country — Map (db m128054) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scott Township — St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Association Charter Members
. . . — Map (db m128694) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — "Old Main" — University of Scranton Centennial

On this site on August 12, 1888, Bishop William O'Hara laid the cornerstone for "Old Main," the original building for St. Thomas College, now the University of Scranton, northeastern Pennsylvania's oldest four-year college. Presently located on . . . — Map (db m136640) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 150th Anniversary of the Constitution — 1787 • 1937

Presented to the People of Lackawanna County by the City of Philadelphia S. Davis Wilson, Mayor — Map (db m143617) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1865 Inspection Pit
Steamtown's historic roundhouse complex consists of the above - and below - ground remains of a series of roundhouses and turntables built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad between 1865 and 1937. In advance of the new exhibit . . . — Map (db m19837) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike
In May 1902, 150,000 mineworkers struck for six months for union recognition, higher wages, shorter hours, and other demands. The Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, held hearings at the Lackawanna County . . . — Map (db m67827) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902 Roundhouse Office
Across the tracks, adjacent to the back of the new exhibit building, is the historic 1902 roundhouse office - headquarters of the roundhouse foreman. Built in 1902, the roundhouse office is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Delaware, . . . — Map (db m19899) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902 Roundhouse Section
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad built its second roundhouse in this location in 1902. When first constructed, this building was part of a forty-six-stall roundhouse. After an extensive modernization program in 1937, only the three . . . — Map (db m19893) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902/1937 Inspection Pit
Stalls inside the 1902/1937 roundhouse had below-grade work pits. These shallow brick and concrete-lined pits ran down the center of each stall and extended from the front to the rear walls of the roundhouse. Upon a locomotive's arrival at the . . . — Map (db m19835) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902/1937 Roundhouse
The roundhouse was and is the heart of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) yards. Here, mechanics perform daily maintenance on steam locomotives - routine inspections, light repairs, and boiler washes. Hissing steam, pounding hammers, and the . . . — Map (db m19833) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN — Army of the United States of America — December 11, 1943 - February 18, 1966 —

2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN, US Army 51st Field Hospital - 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon 68th Medical Group - 44th Medical Bde

2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN, a Dumore native, answered her country's call to minister to the sick, wounded and dying . . . — Map (db m116456) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

Presented to City of Scranton, Lackawanna County on the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution 1787-1987 — Map (db m116769) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 9/11 Memorial — 9/11/2001 - Never Forget — "Let's Roll" —

To Honor Those We've Lost And Those Who Carry On In The Name Of Freedom And Liberty. Dedicated To The City Of Scranton 11 September 2011 Presented By The SGT Jan Argonish Ride "No Worries — Map (db m143734) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 9-11 Memorial

In memory of the Innocent and the Heroes September 11, 2001

New York City, NY World Trade Center American Flight 11 United Flight 175

Arlington, VA. The Pentagon American Flight 77

Shanksville, PA. United Flight . . . — Map (db m146824) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond

This solid chunk of pure anthracite coal would heat a single family home for a year. The Jeddo-Highland Coal Company pulled this from the Mammoth Vein at their Ebervale Site in Hazleton, Pa.

This 6½ ton block was . . . — Map (db m139071) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — A Tribute to Anthracite Coal Miners

This monument is dedicated to the thousands of anthracite coal miners whose labor under inhuman working conditions served as an inspiration to people of the United States and to the world. The heroic contribution of the miners is unparalleled . . . — Map (db m105655) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Abraham Lincoln — 1809 - 1865

Beloved savior of the Union Presented on his bicentennial February 12, 2009 — Map (db m113451) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Abraham Lincoln

Erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln by the Jr. O.U.A.M. Presented to the City of Scranton July 4th 1909.

[Lincoln's Gettysburg Address] [not transcribed]

Lackawanna County Councils . . . — Map (db m143736) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Avondale Mine Disaster

Here in the Washburn Cemetery lie the remains of 61 of the 110 victims of the September 6, 1869, Avondale Mine disaster in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County. The miners, most of whom were of Welsh descent, were interred on September 9, . . . — Map (db m99116) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Avondale Mine Disaster Victims

On September 6, 1869, the mine shaft at the Avondale Mine near Plymouth, PA caught fire. 108 men and boys lost their lives when their only chance of escape was blocked. Two rescuers also perished. Avondale stands as the most deadly . . . — Map (db m139417) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Baker Colliery — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

The Baker Colliery of the Glen Alden Coal Company operated adjacent to the CNJ Railroad.

Remnant colliery buildings are still visible nearby. — Map (db m143609) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Baker Colliery Mine Tunnels — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

Extensive underground mine tunnels from the Baker Colliery still exist deep under the CNJ Railroad Trail and West Scranton. — Map (db m143608) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Benjamin Franklin Firefighter Memorial — No One is a Stranger in the Eyes of a Firefighter

This memorial is in honor of all firefighters.

It was in Philadelphia, Pa that Benjamin Franklin organized the first fire department in Dec. 1736, known as "The Bucket Brigade". ————————————— In memory of the members of the . . . — Map (db m114464) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Brooks Model Coal Mine
Brooks mine was never a commercial operation, but large deposits of coal do exist inside. The 150 foot long mine was built as a model in 1902 by Reese Brooks when coal was king in the heating world. It is an example of how Scranton became the . . . — Map (db m112816) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Bullard Company #2
This oil-burning steam engine was designed to be operated by a single engineer-fireman and was among the smallest standard-gauge locomotives ever built. Locomotive #2 operated up and down the railroad sidings and loading tracks outside the Bullard . . . — Map (db m19907) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Canadian National Railways #47
In 1914, the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada purchased six 4-6-4T locomotives from the Montreal Locomotive Works, a division of the American Locomotive Company. This Baltic tank locomotive carried coal and water in a coal bin and water tank built into . . . — Map (db m19903) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Cancer Survivors Park — Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

Dedicated October 28, 2000

Cancer Survivors Park is a tangible tribute to everyone who has been touched by cancer. The hand-painted tiles were created by cancer survivors from Northeastern Pennsylvania and the engraved brick pavers . . . — Map (db m146826) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Capoose
On the nearby flat was located an Indian village under the chief, Capoose. It was settled by Munsee following their removal from the upper Delaware valley after 1743. — Map (db m46463) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Casting Iron
The blast furnace was the heart of any iron-making establishment. Lined with heat-resistant brick, known as refractory, the stack was filled from the top with alternating layers of iron ore, anthracite and limestone. As the raw materials worked . . . — Map (db m10574) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Catherine Manley Coffey

Dedicated to Catherine Manley '86 Coffey 1964-2002

"To love another person is to see the face of God." Les Miserables ———————————— Catherine "Cate" Manley . . . — Map (db m128163) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Charting the Course of Coal

"[It was] the skill of the individual, enhanced but not replaced by an evolving support system of technology, that drove the coal mining industry and formed the anthracite region."

Mines Men in the Lackawanna Valley worked . . . — Map (db m146577) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — City of Scranton
Scranton grew from a village into a city through the success of the ironworks, coal mines, and railroads. The Scrantons built a company store and hotel to attract potential workers and customers to the city. More businesses followed. The city's . . . — Map (db m10552) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60
Coupled in front of the locomotive, this type of wedge-shaped plow simply pushed snow to the side. Because of their reliance on a locomotive's momentum, plows were often operated at high speeds - a practice fraught with danger. Nonetheless, snow . . . — Map (db m19908) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — CNJ #5 Steam Derrick — Idler Gondola #9208
This steam-powered wrecking crane was part of a small fleet of cars designed solely to maintain the railway - to remove wrecks and to lay, replace, and resurface the track. The Central Railroad of New Jersey #5 steam derrick was built in 1918 and . . . — Map (db m19840) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Coal Miners’ and Laborers’ Strike
A riot occurred here on August 1, 1877, in which armed citizens fired upon strikers, killing four. Many were injured, including Scranton’s mayor. As in numerous US cities, this labor unrest was a result of the US depression of 1873 and a nationwide . . . — Map (db m67774) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Colliery Locomotive, 1919

This impressive steam locomotive was used at the Powderly Colliery during the golden era of the anthracite coal industry. Weighing 24 tons, the locomotive was manufactured in 1919 by Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for the . . . — Map (db m105650) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Colonel Frank J. Duffy Memorial Park — Dedicated May 30th 1940

Erected by Rabiega-Gorgol Post No. 3451 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Anthracite Post No. 4 National Association of Regulars Scranton, Penn'a.

as a memorial to those who have entered into a more . . . — Map (db m126375) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery

In Loving Memory Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Scranton, Pa. ——————————— "Tell all my beloved sisters, those who know me . . . — Map (db m149522) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Shops
In 1907 William Truesdale, president of the DL&W, hired architect Frank J. Niles of New Jersey to replace the original locomotive shops. Niles designed four new structures: A five story pattern shop, a foundry, a blacksmith shop, and a locomotive . . . — Map (db m10593) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — DL&W Coal Hoppers
Hopper cars like these carried the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's heaviest and most profitable freight - anthracite coal. With increases in coal production came the need to increase hauling capacity. In the decades before 1900, the DL&W . . . — Map (db m19910) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Dynamite Magazine & Cap House

The dynamite and caps for the mine were stored above ground in separate containers made of steel and lined with wood to prevent sparks. Both storage units were ventilated and grounded to protect against lightning strikes. These containers had . . . — Map (db m146581) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — E.J. Lavino & Company #3
The American Locomotive Company built this 0-6-0T saddle tank industrial switch locomotive in 1927. E.J. Lavino and Company put the #3 to work at its Sheridan, Pennsylvania, yards. E.J. Lavino and Company operated a ferro-manganese blast furnace in . . . — Map (db m19817) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Education — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Lackawanna College This institution has provided Pennsylvania's students with business, associate, and vocational degrees for more than a century. Today, the college is located at the renovated historic building that was originally . . . — Map (db m116742) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — First Electric Cars
The first street car system in the U.S. built entirely for operation by electric power was at Scranton. It began operation on Nov. 30, 1886. The initial run was between central Scranton and Green Ridge section. — Map (db m67819) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore

This plaque commemorates the opening of the first Rite Aid Corporation drugstore on September 12, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Alexander Grass, founder of the Company which now has grown to over 1,300 drugstores, is a native of . . . — Map (db m101507) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car

This mine car was restored for the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour by students at Johnson Technical Institute in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The restoration was done under the direction of Ronald Surace, Paul Smith and Andrew Zwanch.

The mine car was . . . — Map (db m146583) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — General Casimir Pulaski — 1748 • 1779

American Revolutionary war hero, who distinguished himself on General George Washington's staff in the Battle of Brandywine, commissioned Brigadier General. Fought at Germantown and other battles in the winter of 1777-78 for American . . . — Map (db m101500) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — General Thaddeus Kosciuszko — Born Feb. 4, 1746 • Died Oct. 15, 1817

American Revolutionary War Hero. Lover of Freedom. Son of Poland. The first foreign officer to come to the aid of the American cause. Recruited by the Continental Congress for his military brilliance and engineering skill to fight for American . . . — Map (db m100698) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — George H. Catlin Memorial House — The Lackawanna Historical Society

The Lackawanna Historical Society was founded in 1886, eight years after Lackawanna County was incorporated. In early years the organization was known as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science. Its collections were kept in the . . . — Map (db m99998) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial

Dedicated to our comrades who fought, bled, suffered and died on land and sea, on battle fields and in prison pens, for their country's honor.

1861 - 1865

Lieut. Ezra S. Griffin Post 139, Dept. of Penn., G.A.R.

Lieut. Ezra S. . . . — Map (db m116414) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Grand Trunk Western #6039
In 1925, the Grand Trunk Western Railway purchased five 4-8-2 Mountain locomotives, numbered 6037 through 6041, from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These coal-burning locomotives had cylinder-shaped Vanderbilt tenders and enclosed all-weather cabs. . . . — Map (db m19900) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Home of Debra Records — Est. 1958

Irman Music Publishing Co. BMI

50's Record Company Where 50's Music Began Doowopville — Map (db m116402) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Houlihan - McLean Center — Immanuel Baptist Church

Through the generous remembrance of a member of the Board of Trustees and the Class of 1973, Gerard P. Joyce, his wife, Linda, and his family, this historic place, formerly the Immanuel Baptist Church, is gratefully dedicated to Professors . . . — Map (db m101600) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Illinois Central #790
This 2-8-0 Consolidation was built in 1903 by the American Locomotive Company and sold to the Illinois Central Railroad in 1904. For many years, this engine saw hard service on the Illinois Central, hauling freight trains through Tennessee. In . . . — Map (db m19897) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — In Remembrance of the Holocaust — 1933 • 1945 — "Lest We Forget" —

[Title is text] — Map (db m103081) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Information About This Piece of Coal — "The Glory Was Theirs, Ours Is The Heritage."

Where was it Acquired? From the Mammoth Vein, Hazelton [sic], Pa. This vein is more than 300 feet in areas. It was donated by Pagnotti Enterprises from the Ebervale Stripping Operation of the Jeddo-Highland Coal Company.

How . . . — Map (db m146579) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Inigo Becomes St. Ignatius - 1491-1556 — μετσχvoισχ - metanoia - transformation

Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not count the cost; Lord, teach me to be generous, to fight and not heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing that I . . . — Map (db m128191) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Jacob and the Angel — By Arlene Love

And there was one that wrestled with him until daybreak.... He said, "Let me go, for day is breaking." But Jacob answered, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." He then asked, "What is your name?" "Jacob".... He said, "Your name . . . — Map (db m128193) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Jerry Tomasetti — Father - Friend - Pugulist
. . . — Map (db m116772) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — John Mitchell — 1870 - 1919 — Champion of Labor • Defender of Human Rights —

So far as discontent is expressed in constructive movements for human betterment it is healthy and to be encouraged

I wish to see the interests and ideals of Labor and Capital fairly reconciled not by surrender but by mutual . . . — Map (db m101502) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Lackawanna County
Formed August 13, 1878 from Luzerne County, it was Pennsylvania's 67th and last county created. The name is an Indian word meaning "stream that forks." Scranton, the county seat, was made a city, 1866. It became the anthracite coal mining capital of . . . — Map (db m31950) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Lackawanna Iron
Iron was forged in Slocum Hollow by 1797. Nearby are remains of Lackawanna Iron Co. works begun 1840 by Scranton and associates. Iron rails for the Erie R.R. were made here, 1847. Steel-making begun in 1875. Closed in 1902. — Map (db m10531) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Lackawanna River Watershed History

1700's (Native Americans & Early Settlers) — This area was once home to the Monsey Indians, a branch of the Delaware Indians. After William Penn bought land along the Delaware River from the Delaware Indians, the Monseys relocated . . . — Map (db m135869) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Lieutenant Colonel Frank J. Duffy Park

Born in Scranton on August 27, 1884, Duffy became Chief of the Electrical Department of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and President of the Engineer's Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in . . . — Map (db m141781) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow
This rotary snow plow (built in 1898) worked the Long Island Railroad for sixty-nine years, until its retirement in 1967. The Long Island #193 was a Canadian-invented plow designed to reduce the cost of snow removal. Much like a modern snowblower, . . . — Map (db m19909) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Making Steel
In 1875, the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company installed Bessemer Converters in order to convert their pig iron into steel. The steel works was located across Cedar Avenue where the General Dynamics plant now stands. The Bessemer process involved . . . — Map (db m10537) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Martyrs' Grove

What does it mean to be a Jesuit today? To commit yourself under the standard of the Cross to the crucial struggle of our time, the struggle for faith and the struggle for justice which that same faith demands. G. C. 32

Juan Ramσs . . . — Map (db m128196) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Marywood University Timeline

• 10 November 1845 · Founding of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe, Michigan)

• 23 August 1858 · Opening of the IHM mission in Pennsylvania at Saint Joseph's, Susquehanna County

• 8 . . . — Map (db m149528) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m104176) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Medal of Honor — Patrick DeLacy and John C. Delaney
Center panel Medal of Honor first issued during the Civil War just over 1500 such medals were issued in that war. Recipients included these two soldiers from Lackawanna County. “That pain may cease, he yields his flesh to pain” . . . — Map (db m89206) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Medal of Honor — Gino J. Merli and Joseph R. Sarnoski
Center panel Medal of Honor, the highest decoration for gallantry in action while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This medal was awarded to these two recipients from Lackawanna County for action during World War . . . — Map (db m89207) WM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Mellon Bank Building — Built 1890 • Restored 1979

On the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m101508) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Miners and Laborers Memorial
This monument is erected to honor the memory of the countless thousands of miners and laborers who toiled in the near-by coal mines of Park Place and Bull's Head. Their courage at work and their devotion to their families have left a proud legacy . . . — Map (db m113214) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment

A fire in the mine is a potential major disaster as smoke and toxic fumes are spread by the air ventilation current present in every mine. The equipment is mounted on two cars and can be moved quickly along the mine tracks to any location in . . . — Map (db m146582) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Munsee Indian Village
This stone marks the site of a former Indian village, occupied after 1743 by a band of Munsee, under Chief Capoose. About 150 feet east of this spot stood a famous apple tree, under which the Indians held their councils. This tree was designated as . . . — Map (db m67829) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — New Haven Trap Rock Company #43
The Vulcan Iron Works built engine #43, an industrial saddle tank 0-4-0T switcher, in 1919. The engine was purchased by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons out of New Haven, Connecticut, for work at their New Haven Trap Rock Company quarry. At the quarry, . . . — Map (db m19806) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Ninth Ward World War II Honor Roll — Scranton Pa. — 1941 - 1945 —

Killed in Action

Raymond J. Armbruster • Oliver Brown John Edmund Burns • Edward Collins Manuel O. Golnick • Gilbert W. Harper Leon Kaplan • Henry I. Levy John E. McCormick • Richard Ortlieb Jerome Piven • Thomas F. Rawson . . . — Map (db m105065) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Norwood & St. Lawrence #210

American Locomotive Company's Cooke Works built #210 in 1923 for the Norwood & St. Lawrence Railroad. Throughout its active career, #210 pulled mixed trains (freight cars with baggage and passenger cars on the rear) across northern New York . . . — Map (db m105796) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Oil House
During the steam era, railroads across the United States constructed oil houses to safely store the flammable oils and greases used in railroad operations and maintenance. The DL&W built this reinforced concrete and steel oil house in 1912 in . . . — Map (db m19780) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Oil House — Steamtown National Historic Site
To run smoothly, machinery requires lubrication—and the steam locomotive was no exception. Before a locomotive could leave the yard, dozens of its moving parts had to be greased and its oil cups filled to the brim. While the fireman tended the . . . — Map (db m89258) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Oil House Foundation
The brick border on the plaza area in front of you marks the location of the underground foundation and cellar of an oil house built about 1870. This oil house is the earliest known oil storage and distribution facility at the Delaware, Lackawanna . . . — Map (db m19777) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Our Founding Pastors

St. Anthony • Rev. Horace Margotta St. Joseph • Rev. Myklos Peza St. Stanislaus • Rev. Dominic C. Tomkiewicz St. Stephen • Rev. Charles Zrinyi St. Vincent • Rev. James E. Donnelly — Map (db m148375) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Pearl Harbor Memorial

Honoring those Lackawanna County Citizens who served at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, "The Day of Infamy."

Dedicated on the 75th anniversary, Dec. 7, 2016

Joseph Skovira • John Aloysious Alicki Michael Burke • Frank Deluccie . . . — Map (db m100402) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Pennsylvania Boxcars
Boxcars were the backbone of the railroads' non-bulk freight business. During a journey, a freight car was often coupled and uncoupled to several different trains. As a result, one company's freight cars might be found on a dozen different lines. . . . — Map (db m19819) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Piazza dell' Arte

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso

Lackawanna County recognizes that arts and culture contribute greatly to the vitality of a community. The Piazza dell' Arte proudly salutes the . . . — Map (db m101530) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Pine Brook War Memorial

Dedicated to those who served in all wars — Map (db m113435) WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Pope Saint Pius X

To the care of Pope Saint Pius X the Father of Modern Church Law this building is reverently committed — Map (db m150417) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Rahway Valley #15
Baldwin Locomotive Works delivered this engine, a 2-8-0 Consolidation-type locomotive, to the Oneida & Western Railroad in 1916. In 1937, after twenty-one years of grueling Tennessee mountain service, the Oneida & Western Railroad sold it to the . . . — Map (db m19902) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Reading #2124
Originally built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during the mid 1920s as a 2-8-0, the Reading Company rebuilt #2124 among thirty other engines, as a 4-8-4 Northern in January 1947. Reading Northerns were heavy-duty freight locomotives assigned most . . . — Map (db m19901) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Reddington Field

In honor of Lance Corporal James T. Reddington, Echo Company, Second Battalion, 5th Marines Killed in Action, March 23, 1967 Vietnam

Jimmy Reddington was a star player for the Elks Club of the Central City Little League graduating in . . . — Map (db m148385) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Rev. Jacob M. Koehler — (1860-1932)
Founder in 1882 of the institute that became the Scranton State School for the Deaf. An ordained minister who was deaf, he was concerned for this state's uneducated deaf children and was a leading advocate of compulsory education of the deaf. . . . — Map (db m67847) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Rev. William Bishop
Baptist clergyman and first ordained minister in Scranton, built a combined log church and house near here in 1795. There he preached and held services. He was born in England, 1749, and died in Scott Township in 1816. — Map (db m46428) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D. — In Memory Of

First Bishop of Scranton. Born in Ireland April 14, 1816. Ordained Priest in Rome Dec. 21, 1842. Consecrated Bishop in Philadelphia July 12, 1868. Died in Scranton, Feb. 3, 1899. His body awaits the Resurrection in the crypt of . . . — Map (db m99112) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Roaring Brook — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

Roaring Brook, the largest tributary to the Lackawanna River, passes through Nay Aug Park and enters the Lackawanna River near Schmidt Park.

Nay Aug is an Indian word that means Roaring Brook. — Map (db m116737) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Robert Patrick Casey — (1932-2000)
Pennsylvania public official and lifelong Scranton resident, Casey served as State Senator, 1962-66; First Vice President of Pa. Constitutional Convention, 1967-68; Auditor General, 1969-77; and Governor, 1987-95. As governor he pioneered the . . . — Map (db m67902) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Rock Loader

This machine was used to load a car with rock from a rock tunnel. A pulley was attached to the freshly blasted rock face and a rope passed from one of the drum hoists on the loader, over the pulley and attached to the back of the . . . — Map (db m139069) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Rolling and Puddling
The Scrantons initially intended to make and market pig iron alone. However, they soon decided to produce a smaller, finished product. In 1844, nail-making machinery was installed and a puddling mill constructed approximately one thousand yards . . . — Map (db m10575) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Saint Casimir

In gratitude to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 1907 ——— 1957 The Sisters of Saint Casimir Chicago — Map (db m149527) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Schmidt Park History — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail —

A neighborhood and a small roundhouse once stood where Schmidt Park is now located, but were not rebuilt after flooding in 1955. — Map (db m116740) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton
Ebenezer Slocum built his built his first house, and made the first iron here prior to 1800. Its founding, naming, and growth as a city were due to George W. Scranton and associates. Leader in iron and steel for 60 years after its founding, 1840. — Map (db m67717) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton - The Electric City

As early as 1910, there was an electric sign atop this building that could be seen after dark from many vantage points throughout the City of Scranton. In early photos it reads "Watch Scranton Grow". Later the message was changed to "Scranton - . . . — Map (db m101477) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton Central High School

"This building was the site of Scranton Central High School from 1896 to 1991" — Map (db m104175) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton Iron Furnaces
(Left Panel): Scranton was founded as an ironmaking community. In the late 1830's, the natural resources of the Lackawanna Valley attracted William Henry, the Scrantons, the Platts, and their associates. Nearby they found coal, waterpower, . . . — Map (db m10535) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Four anthracite-fueled blast furnaces from the 1850s still stand, reminders of iron and steel production in the valley.

The historic Scranton Iron Furnaces in the south end of the city represent the early iron industry in the . . . — Map (db m116741) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton Preparatory School — 50th Jubilee

The Scranton Preparatory School, founded in 1944 by the Society of Jesus two years after the Jesuits assumed control of the University of Scranton, operated for its first seventeen years in a building on the south-west corner of Wyoming Avenue . . . — Map (db m136638) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton Preparatory School Seal

This stone rendition of the seal of Scranton Preparatory School was positioned above the main entrance of the original school building at Wyoming Avenue and Mulberry Street.

When Prep moved to its present location in 1963, this seal was . . . — Map (db m105793) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton's History Mule

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 . . . — Map (db m139066) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Scranton's Iron Furnace
Beginnings In August of 1840 William Henry, Seldon and George Scranton, and Stanford Grant noted abundant outcroppings of coal and iron ore while prospecting in the Nay Aug Ravine. The wealth of raw material prompted them to purchase 503 acres . . . — Map (db m10603) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Settlement
In the 1830's, the Lackawanna Valley was largely wilderness. Here at Slocum Hollow there were five dwellings, a saw and grist mill, a school, a cooper's shop, and a hotel. To house the ironworkers and their families, the Lackawanna Iron and Coal . . . — Map (db m10551) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Site of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse — 1902 - 1971

This Memorial marks the location of the Motherhouse of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in which was housed Marywood Seminary Grade and High School. Enclosed within this Memorial are the written Legacies of the . . . — Map (db m149526) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — St. Mary of the Most Holy Rosary Church Cornerstone — Mary, Mother of God Parish

Cornerstone of the first church built on this site, St. Mary of the Most Holy Rosary, 1873-1912 Formed from the first Catholic Church in North Scranton, St. Thaddeus Mission Church, Bloom Ave., 1859-1873 May it be for us a reminder of . . . — Map (db m148372) HM


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