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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

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Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Promenade, Court House Square, 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...


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