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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County in the state's northeastern region.

Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866. Scranton became known as the Electric City when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Six years later, the nation's first successful, continuously operating electrified streetcars began operating in the city.
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - A College Education 
50 Cents a Week
International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, Pa.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

A College Education
50 Cents a Week
International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, Pa.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - Promenade, Court House Square, Scranton, Pa.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Promenade, Court House Square, Scranton, Pa.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pa.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pa.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - 1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.
Scranton

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing... Read MORE...
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - 1922 ad

Biliousness
An all-ever sick condition, that can be relieved by Bosak's Horke Vino
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1922 ad

Biliousness
An all-ever sick condition, that can be relieved by Bosak's Horke Vino "Natural Tonic"
All dealers sell it
The great... Read MORE...
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - Central High School, Scranton, Pa.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Central High School, Scranton, Pa.

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News  1868 - Explosion
An explosion occurred at the powder works near Scranton, Pa., recently severely burning a Mr....Read MORE...

News  1886 - Strange Breakup
Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash,...Read MORE...

News  1897 - SUFFOCATED IN A COAL MINE. SLOPE CATCHES FIRE AND SMOKE FILLS THE WORKINGS - YOMASKI'S ESCAPE.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1. - The most fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna, or Wyoming, coal fields...Read MORE...

1906
Scranton, a city, capital of Lackawanna co., Pa., is pleasantly situated on rising ground on the...Read MORE...

News  1908 - SCRANTON FACTORY FILLED WITH GIRLS A PREY TO FLAMES. FOUR KILLED AND MANY MEET SERIOUS HURTS
Several Of The Victims Leaped From The Windows.
FEARFUL JAM ON A FIRE ESCAPE.
The Flames Gutted...Read MORE...

1953 - January 1 - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
Philadelphia (AP) - Rain-swollen rivers rampaged through eastern Pennsylania today, causing at...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Collins
flag   Andrew J. COLLINS (1854, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 February 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA) gravestone

Fenne
flag   Frank Washburn FENNE (10 February 1904, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - 30 January 1938, Bradenton, Florida, USA)

Roberts
flag   Myra Josephine ROBERTS (12 July 1917, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - 7 June 2000, Dunedin, Florida, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Hadsell
flag   Duane Niles HADSELL (14 May 1928, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 22 June 2008, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Snyder
flag   Jacob W SNYDER (4 June 1745, Columbia County, New York, USA - 22 October 1796, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)

Zientl (Zindel)
immigrant flag   Jacob C ZIENTL (ZINDEL) (February 1843, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 1904, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1926
Frank S SNYDER (24 March 1902 - 26 July 1997) & Leona L TAYLOR (19 September 1900 - 10 July 1988)
married 8 October 1926
 

Cemeteries in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

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