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Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA
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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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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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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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North Main Street
postmarked 1912

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

Main Street
postmarked 1938
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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.

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News  1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
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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.

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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.

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

A frightful wreck occurred on the New...Read MORE...

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

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


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