History & Heritage in Scranton PA

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  • 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510
    Marvel at Scranton's exceptional and varied architecture and listen to surprising tales about some of the city’s prominent buildings as you stroll along a three-square-block area of...
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  • Cliff St. and Lackawanna Ave. Scranton, PA 18503
    570-340-5200
    In 1849, Scranton secured its place in history when the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was formed by George and Seldon Scranton, who combined a number of smaller railroads to make the...
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  • 108 Willow Ave. Olyphant, PA 18447
    Recognized as the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Navy, on March 21, 1917, sixteen days before the nation entered WWI. As a Chief Yeoman (F), she served in Philadelphia and was discharged 1919....
  • 200 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA 18503-1524
    John L. Mitchell became the fifth president of the United Mine Workers in 1899 at the young age of 29. Under his leadership, the mine workers won a 10 percent pay increase, and then asked a 20...
  • RD 1, McDade Park, Bald Mountain Road Scranton, PA 18504
    At the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, you will descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190. Watch the sky slowly disappear. Soon you’ve reached “the...
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  • 538 Spruce St., Ste. 516 Scranton, PA 18503-1816
    570-963-6730
    As a state and national heritage area, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley partners with civic and non-profit organizations to conserve and promote the historic, cultural, and natural resources along...
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  • 420 N. Washington Avenue Scranton, PA 18510
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