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"Sunbury, a post-borough, capital of Northumberland co., Pa., in Upper Augusta township, on the E. bank." the Susquehanna River, 1 mile below the junction of it: branches, 54 miles N. of Harrisburg, 40 miles S. by E. of Williamsport, and 12 miles W.S.W. of Danville. It is on the Northern Central Railroad, at its junction with the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad. It is also the W. terminus of the Danville, Hazleton & Wilkesbarre Railroad. It contains a court-house, 6 churches, a high school, a national bank, 2 foundries, 2 planing-mills, 2 machine shops, a brewery, and printing offices which issue 1 daily and 3 weekly newspapers. A bridge across the North Branch of the Susquehanna connects Sunbury with Northumberland. Pop. in 1880, 4077; in 1890,5930."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1889 - The Wreck at Sunbury
    SUNBURY, Pa., January 9 - At 5:30 o'clock this evening, a rain and windstorm came up suddenly and blew over several of the stacks of the Sunbury saw... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Trains Blocked.
    Sunbury, Pa., Feb. 9. - All Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and Reading railroad trains and blocked. Freight trains have been... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sunbury, a post-borough, capital of Northumberland co., Pa., on the E. bank of the Susquehanna River, 1 mile below its junction with the West Branch, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - March 6 - Police in Sunbury, Penn, issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
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