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In Hazleton, there is a law on the books that prohibits a person from sipping a carbonated drink while lecturing students in a school auditorium.

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  • 1854 - Hazleton
    Hazleton, a post-village of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles W. N. W. from Mauch Chunk, with which it is connected by a railroad.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1886 - Sensible Advice to Miners
    (Mauch Chunk Times.)

    Thursday was said to be the day on which the miners of the Hazleton region would strike for a reduction in the price of suppl...Read MORE...


  • In 1891, Hazleton became the third city in the United States to establish a citywide electric grid.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1893 - Fire in a Pennsylvania Mine.
    HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 23. - During the cold weather Evans & Co., at Beaver Meadow, placed furnaces along the stop leading to their operations to keep ic...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hazleton
    Hazleton, a post-borough of Luzerne co, Pa., on a branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, 24 miles S. of Wilkesbarre. It contains 30 churches, 3 banks, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - WRECK ON THE LEHIGH. A Passenger Train Precipitated Into the Depths of a Coal Mine.
    HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 21. - The Lehigh Valley passenger train, in charge of Engineer MICHAEL LONZER and Conductor GEORGE REESE, was precipitated into th...Read MORE...


  • On September 10, 1897, the Lattimer Massacre occurred near Hazleton.
    The Lattimer massacre was the violent deaths of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania,...Read MORE...


  • Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
    North Church Street, Hazleton, Pa.
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  • News 1905 - Comedian Blunder
    A comedian at Hazleton, Pennsylvania, tried to amuse an audience composed entirely of women, but some bitter gibes at old maids, and no doubt to his g...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Hazleton, a city and resort of Luzerne oo., Pa., on the Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley Rs., 22 miles S. of Wilkesbarre. It has a state miners' hos...Read MORE...


  • Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
    Markle Banking and Trust Co., Hazleton, Pa.

    In 1910, at the time of the Markle Bank Building's construction, Hazleton was the established center of the Middle Anthracite Coal Field. Built at a cost of nearly half a million dollars, the Markle... Read MORE...

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  • Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
    City Hall
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  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
    ...Hazelton Deluged.
    The greatest deluge was at Hazleton, where 9.35 inches of rain fell in 21 hours. The city, located on high land, reported only m...Read MORE...




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In 1910, at the time of the Markle Bank Building's construction, Hazleton was the established center of the Middle Anthracite Coal Field. Built at a cost of nearly half a million dollars, the Markle... Read MORE...

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  • 1854 - Hazleton
    Hazleton, a post-village of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles W. N. W. from Mauch Chunk, with which it is connected by a railroad.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1886 - Sensible Advice to Miners
    (Mauch Chunk Times.)

    Thursday was said to be the day on which the miners of the Hazleton region would strike for a reduction in the price of... Read MORE...

  • In 1891, Hazleton became the third city in the United States to establish a citywide electric grid.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1893 - Fire in a Pennsylvania Mine.
    HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 23. - During the cold weather Evans & Co., at Beaver Meadow, placed furnaces along the stop leading to their operations to keep... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hazleton
    Hazleton, a post-borough of Luzerne co, Pa., on a branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, 24 miles S. of Wilkesbarre. It contains 30 churches, 3 banks, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - WRECK ON THE LEHIGH. A Passenger Train Precipitated Into the Depths of a Coal Mine.
    HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 21. - The Lehigh Valley passenger train, in charge of Engineer MICHAEL LONZER and Conductor GEORGE REESE, was precipitated into... Read MORE...

  • On September 10, 1897, the Lattimer Massacre occurred near Hazleton.
    The Lattimer massacre was the violent deaths of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton,... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - Comedian Blunder
    A comedian at Hazleton, Pennsylvania, tried to amuse an audience composed entirely of women, but some bitter gibes at old maids, and no doubt to his... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hazleton, a city and resort of Luzerne oo., Pa., on the Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley Rs., 22 miles S. of Wilkesbarre. It has a state miners'... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
    ...Hazelton Deluged.
    The greatest deluge was at Hazleton, where 9.35 inches of rain fell in 21 hours. The city, located on high land, reported only... Read MORE...

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