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 a . . . — — Map (db m136640) HM
In memory and commemoration of the U.S. Army Air Force crewmembers
who were murdered in this courtyard on February 17 1945 after their capture.
Charles Bernard Goldstein
Technical Sergeant und Radio Operator
"May 8, 1915 . . . — — Map (db m218660) HM WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The SGT Jan Argonish Ride
"No Worries — — Map (db m143734) WM
In memory of the
Innocent and the Heroes
September 11, 2001
New York City, NY
World Trade Center
American Flight 11
United Flight 175
American Flight 77
United Flight 93
[First . . . — — Map (db m146824) WM
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 recovered . . . — — Map (db m139071) HM
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 in . . . — — Map (db m105655) HM
Erected in memory
City of Scranton
July 4th 1909.
[Lincoln's Gettysburg Address]
Lackawanna County Councils
Jr. . . . — — Map (db m143736) HM
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, 1869. . . . — — Map (db m99116) HM
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 mining . . . — — Map (db m139417) HM
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
Scranton . . . — — Map (db m114464) HM
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
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
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
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 were . . . — — Map (db m146826) HM
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
"[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."
Men in the Lackawanna Valley worked . . . — — Map (db m146577) HM
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
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
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
A riot occurred here on August 1, 1877, in which armed citizens fired upon strikers, killing four. Many were injured, including Scrantons 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
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 Hudson . . . — — Map (db m105650) HM
Rabiega-Gorgol Post No. 3451
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Anthracite Post No. 4
National Association of Regulars
as a memorial to those
who have entered into
a more . . . — — Map (db m126375) WM
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
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
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 to . . . — — Map (db m146581) HM
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
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
Legion of Honor
Croix de Guerre
Medaille des Epidemies
Commander of the White Eagle
Commander Order of St. Sava
Charity Cross - Red Cross
Commander of St. Danilo
Officer . . . — — Map (db m153574) HM
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
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
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 built . . . — — Map (db m146583) HM
First traffic circle in Pennsylvania.
Built to facilitate traffic, reduce
fatalities and accidents on
— — —
Scranton and Carbondale
and Circle constructed under
supervision of . . . — — Map (db m160969) HM
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 freedom.
By . . . — — Map (db m101500) HM WM
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 m223366) HM
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 County . . . — — Map (db m99998) HM
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. Griffin Camp . . . — — Map (db m116414) HM
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
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 Daniel . . . — — Map (db m101600) HM
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
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 Much . . . — — Map (db m146579) HM
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 do . . . — — Map (db m128191) HM
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
"Forever Our Hero" who represents
what the Price of Freedom costs.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1979-1984
as a combat photographer.
On September 11, 2001 he lost his life at
the Pentagon as did so many others.
"Always remember in . . . — — Map (db m152230) HM WM
Resident of Green Ridge
and one of the famous
of Notre Dame
"Outlined against a blue-grey October sky
The Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore
they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction
& Death. These . . . — — Map (db m160035) HM
In memory of John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States of America,
who was assassinated Friday, November 22, 1963.
He gave his life that boys might freely play
and men might freely live. His life was
dedicated to a strategy . . . — — Map (db m219140) HM
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
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
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
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 along . . . — — Map (db m135869) HM
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 1917, was . . . — — Map (db m141781) HM
Tribute to those men and women
who heroically died in defense of
our country, suffering and oppressed
Lithuanian people behind the Iron Curtain
and deceased parishioners of
St. Joseph Lithuanian Parish
Dedicated and Blessed May 26, . . . — — Map (db m192931) HM
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
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
First woman from Lackawanna County and NEPA elected to the House
Sponsor of House Bill 66. (1959)
First law prohibiting pay discrimination based upon gender
Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus, 1963-1964
First woman elected . . . — — Map (db m188155) HM
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
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 September . . . — — Map (db m149528) HM
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
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 II.
Dedicated . . . — — Map (db m89207) WM
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
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 the . . . — — Map (db m146582) HM
The last known survivor in Lackawanna County of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Water served 22 years in the Army. Enlisting at 19, he was on guard duty on the day of infamy and fired some of the first shots of World War II in . . . — — Map (db m184595) HM
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
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
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
Fred C. . . . — — Map (db m105065) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sam . . . — — Map (db m100402) HM
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
This building, erected under the leadership of Phil Brady, will serve as a reminder to every member of Labor and Industry that the courage and foresight of one man - dedicated to the welfare of the Labor movement - brought our town its first Labor . . . — — Map (db m175449) HM
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Lackawanna County recognizes that arts and culture contribute greatly to the vitality of a community. The Piazza dell' Arte proudly salutes the award-winning . . . — — Map (db m101530) HM