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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Scranton

 
"Old Main" Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 13, 2019
"Old Main" Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Pennsylvania (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 a . . . — Map (db m136640) HM
2Pennsylvania (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
3Pennsylvania (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
4Pennsylvania (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
5Pennsylvania (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
6Pennsylvania (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
7Pennsylvania (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
8Pennsylvania (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
9Pennsylvania (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
10Pennsylvania (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
11Pennsylvania (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
12Pennsylvania (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 93 [First . . . — Map (db m146824) WM
13Pennsylvania (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 recovered . . . — Map (db m139071) HM
14Pennsylvania (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 in . . . — Map (db m105655) HM
15Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Abraham Lincoln — 1809 - 1865
Beloved savior of the Union Presented on his bicentennial February 12, 2009 — Map (db m113451) HM
16Pennsylvania (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 Jr. . . . — Map (db m143736) HM
17Pennsylvania (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
18Pennsylvania (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 mining . . . — Map (db m139417) HM
19Pennsylvania (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
20Pennsylvania (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
21Pennsylvania (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 Scranton . . . — Map (db m114464) HM
22Pennsylvania (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
23Pennsylvania (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
24Pennsylvania (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
25Pennsylvania (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 were . . . — Map (db m146826) HM
26Pennsylvania (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
27Pennsylvania (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
28Pennsylvania (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
29Pennsylvania (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
30Pennsylvania (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
31Pennsylvania (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
32Pennsylvania (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
33Pennsylvania (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
34Pennsylvania (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 Hudson . . . — Map (db m105650) HM
35Pennsylvania (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
36Pennsylvania (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 and . . . — Map (db m149522) HM
37Pennsylvania (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
38Pennsylvania (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
39Pennsylvania (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 to . . . — Map (db m146581) HM
40Pennsylvania (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
41Pennsylvania (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
42Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Edward William Ryan, M.D. — 1882 - 1923
Decorations France Legion of Honor Croix de Guerre Medaille des Epidemies Serbia Commander of the White Eagle Commander Order of St. Sava Charity Cross - Red Cross Montenegro Commander of St. Danilo Greece Officer . . . — Map (db m153574) HM
43Pennsylvania (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
44Pennsylvania (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
45Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Founding Members of St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Church — 1896-1897
[List of Founding Members] — Map (db m155881) HM
46Pennsylvania (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 built . . . — Map (db m146583) HM
47Pennsylvania (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 freedom. By . . . — Map (db m101500) HM WM
48Pennsylvania (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
49Pennsylvania (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 County . . . — Map (db m99998) HM
50Pennsylvania (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. Griffin Camp . . . — Map (db m116414) HM
51Pennsylvania (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
52Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Gualdo Tadino Citizens Memorial
"From the Town of Gualdo Tadino (Italy) in memory of its fellow citizens buried here" Mayor Rolando Pinacoli — Map (db m155844) HM
53Pennsylvania (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
54Pennsylvania (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 Daniel . . . — Map (db m101600) HM
55Pennsylvania (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
56Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — In Remembrance of the Holocaust — 1933 • 1945 — "Lest We Forget" —
[Title is text] — Map (db m103081) WM
57Pennsylvania (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 Much . . . — Map (db m146579) HM
58Pennsylvania (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 do . . . — Map (db m128191) HM
59Pennsylvania (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
60Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Jerry Moran — In Loving Memory of
"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
61Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Jerry Tomasetti — Father - Friend - Pugulist
. . . — Map (db m116772) HM
62Pennsylvania (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
63Pennsylvania (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
64Pennsylvania (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
65Pennsylvania (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 along . . . — Map (db m135869) HM
66Pennsylvania (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 1917, was . . . — Map (db m141781) HM
67Pennsylvania (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
68Pennsylvania (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
69Pennsylvania (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
70Pennsylvania (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 September . . . — Map (db m149528) HM
71Pennsylvania (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
72Pennsylvania (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
73Pennsylvania (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 II. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m89207) WM
74Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Mellon Bank Building — Built 1890 • Restored 1979
On the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m101508) HM
75Pennsylvania (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
76Pennsylvania (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 the . . . — Map (db m146582) HM
77Pennsylvania (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
78Pennsylvania (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
79Pennsylvania (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 Fred C. . . . — Map (db m105065) WM
80Pennsylvania (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
81Pennsylvania (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
82Pennsylvania (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
83Pennsylvania (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
84Pennsylvania (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
85Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Owen Kilcullen
. . . — Map (db m153572) HM
86Pennsylvania (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 Sam . . . — Map (db m100402) HM
87Pennsylvania (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
88Pennsylvania (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 award-winning . . . — Map (db m101530) HM
89Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Pine Brook War Memorial
Dedicated to those who served in all wars — Map (db m113435) WM
90Pennsylvania (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
91Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Prime Bishop Franciszek Hodur — In Memoriam
Organizer First Prime Bishop 1897 - 1953 Franciszek Hodur ————————————— In Memoriam Second Prime Bishop 1953 1969 Leon Grochowski 1886 1969 . . . — Map (db m155841) HM
92Pennsylvania (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
93Pennsylvania (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
94Pennsylvania (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
95Pennsylvania (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
96Pennsylvania (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
97Pennsylvania (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 the . . . — Map (db m99112) HM
98Pennsylvania (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
99Pennsylvania (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
100Pennsylvania (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 scraper . . . — Map (db m139069) HM

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