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Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tiffany Crispell, February 18, 2013
Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins Marker
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1938 that, in cases between citizens of different states, federal courts must apply state common law, not federal "general common law." Under Pennsylvania common law, Harry Tompkins of . . . — Map (db m45901) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Pittston Fort
Erection begun 1722, by Connecticut proprietors. Forced to surrender to the British, July 4, 1778, and partially destroyed. Restored 1780, and used until after the end of the Revolutionary War. — Map (db m10507) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Pittston Fort
This Stone marks the southern side of Pittston Fort here in June and July 1778, gathered four hundred fugitives for protection against British and Indian foes. Capt. Jeremiah Blanchard and Lieut. Timothy Keyes in commnd. Erected by Dial . . . — Map (db m56394) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Twin Shaft Disaster
On June 28, 1896, fifty-eight men were killed in a massive cave-in of rock and coal here, in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Colliery. An investigative commission, appointed by the Governor, reported on Sept. 25. Although its safety . . . — Map (db m10470) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry
From the 1930s to the 1980s Pittston emerged as a national center for clothing manufacturing. Thousands of workers, mainly women, labored in many factories throughout the Greater Pittston area. Most were members of the International Ladies’ Garment . . . — Map (db m10469) HM

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