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Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA

"Carbondale, a city of Lackawannaco, Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of the Lackawanna Valley, 16 miles N.N.E. of Scranton, and 15 miles W. of Honesdale. It is on the Delaware & Hudson Rail road, and is the south terminus of the Jefferson Branch Railroad, which connects with the Erie Railroad at Susquehanna. It contains 8 churches, a national bank, 2 graded schools, a Catholic academy, a savings-bank, printing-offices which issue 2 weekly newspapers, 3 foundries, a brewery, and 2 planing-mills. Here are beds of coal (anthracite) about 20 feet thick. These mines are owned by the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, who send large quantities of coal to New York. It is drawn by steam engines on inclined planes over Moosic Mountain, which is about 850 feet higher than the valley. Much coal is also transported to Binghamton by the Jefferson Branch Rail road. Pop. in 1880, 7714; in 1890, 10,833."

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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  • 1829: The Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale began operations on October 9, 1829. This was the first commercially successful railroad to operate in America.

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  • 1831: The first deep underground anthracite coal mine in America was opened in Carbondale just West of the Seventh Avenue crossing on the Delaware & Hudson tracks.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
    We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we gave a short account on Wednesday. The Wayne Co....Read MORE...


  • 1851: Carbondale was incorporated as a city in Luzerne County on March 15, 1851, making it the oldest city (the "Pioneer" city) in what later became Lackawanna County, and the fourth oldest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a city of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, is situated at the head of Lackawanna valley, and near the source of the Lackawanna river, 30...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - FATAL MINING DISASTER. THE LACKAWANNA BREAKER BLOWN DOWN AND BURNED -- FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND ANOTHER NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE.
    From Our Own Correspondent.

    Scranton, Tuesday, April 2, 1872.

    To prevent an accident in or about a coal mine is almost an impossibility....Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - FATAL CRASH AT A SWITCH
    Three Men Killed and Several Others Injured in a Wreck.

    A frightful wreck occurred on the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad, at seven o'clock ...Read MORE...


  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    North Church Street Showing Baptist Church
  • 1895 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a city of Lackawannaco, Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of the Lackawanna Valley, 16 miles N.N.E. of Scranton,...Read MORE...


  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Sixth Avenue and City Hall, Carbondale, Pa.
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    North Main Street and Hotel Harrison
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Memorial Park, Carbondale, Pa.
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    North Main Street, from Salem Avenue
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    St. Rose Church
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    North Main Street and Harrison Hotel, 1908
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 1909
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Birds Eye View of Carbondale, Pa.
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Emergency Hospital and Nurses Home
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Delaware and Hudson Seventh Avenue Station
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    First M.E. Church, 1910
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Emergency Hospital and Nurses' Home, Carbondale, Pa.
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    North Main Street
    postmarked 1912
  • 1916
    Carbondale, a city of Lackawanna co., Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of the Lackawanna Valley, and on the Delaware and...Read MORE...


  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake, Carbondale, Pa.
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    First National Bank
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Powderly Colliery Hudson Coal Company
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Main Street
    postmarked 1938
  • Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA
    Catholic Youth Center
  • News 1942 - Flood
    In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in Wellsboro.

    Weissport, Carbon County, reported 10 feet of water ...Read MORE...




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North Church Street Showing Baptist Church

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Memorial Park, Carbondale, Pa.

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Sixth Avenue and City Hall, Carbondale, Pa.

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North Main Street and Hotel Harrison


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North Main Street, from Salem Avenue

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St. Rose Church

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North Main Street and Harrison Hotel, 1908

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Trinity Episcopal Church, 1909

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Emergency Hospital and Nurses' Home, Carbondale, Pa.

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Birds Eye View of Carbondale, Pa.

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Emergency Hospital and Nurses Home

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Delaware and Hudson Seventh Avenue Station


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First M.E. Church, 1910

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North Main Street
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Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake, Carbondale, Pa.

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First National Bank

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Powderly Colliery Hudson Coal Company

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Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church

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Main Street
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Catholic Youth Center
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  • 1829: The Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale began operations on October 9, 1829. This was the first commercially successful railroad to operate in America.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1831: The first deep underground anthracite coal mine in America was opened in Carbondale just West of the Seventh Avenue crossing on the Delaware & Hudson tracks.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
    We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we gave a short account on Wednesday. The Wayne Co.... Read MORE...

  • 1851: Carbondale was incorporated as a city in Luzerne County on March 15, 1851, making it the oldest city (the "Pioneer" city) in what later became Lackawanna County, and the fourth oldest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a city of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, is situated at the head of Lackawanna valley, and near the source of the Lackawanna river, 30... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - FATAL MINING DISASTER. THE LACKAWANNA BREAKER BLOWN DOWN AND BURNED -- FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND ANOTHER NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE.
    From Our Own Correspondent.

    Scranton, Tuesday, April 2, 1872.

    To prevent an accident in or about a coal mine is almost an impossibility.... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - FATAL CRASH AT A SWITCH
    Three Men Killed and Several Others Injured in a Wreck.

    A frightful wreck occurred on the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad, at seven o'clock ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a city of Lackawannaco, Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of the Lackawanna Valley, 16 miles N.N.E. of Scranton,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Carbondale, a city of Lackawanna co., Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of the Lackawanna Valley, and on the Delaware and... Read MORE...

  • News  1942 - Flood
    In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in Wellsboro.

    Weissport, Carbon County, reported 10 feet of water ... Read MORE...

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