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 abandonment . . . — — Map (db m104104) HM
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
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 Carbondale on . . . — — Map (db m128155) HM
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, but a . . . — — Map (db m104135) HM