Over the past two centuries, Northeast Pennsylvania has played host to seemingly hundreds of US Presidents and candidates hoping to earn the job.
The region played a small but memorable role in history just 10 years ago when John Kerry, hoping for a shot at the White House, chose Scranton as his first stop after accepting the Democratic presidential nomination in Boston.
Illustration of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing by Scranton Times cartoonist Lew Harsh from July 21, 1969.
Northeastern Pennsylvania had a connection to the Apollo 11 mission. The connection was Old Forge native Glynn Lunney. Mr. Lunney served as the flight director for the Apollo 11 mission as well as the Apollo 13 and many others.
With the death of Elaine Stritch, I gave a look a look through the Times-Tribune Archives to see if she had every performed in our area.
The search turned up an article previewing Ms. Stritch’s appearance at the Pocono Playhouse in 1967. She appeared in a production of “Wonderful Town” at the Playhouse. She replaced Roberta MacDonald who was injured during rehearsals.
Some of the first Little League players in Scranton. Photo was snapped at Weston Field on July 14, 1949 after the boys received uniforms, bats and gloves from the Scranton Recreation Bureau and the Greater Scranton Sports Boosters. Times-Tribune Archives.
Front page of the Scranton Times from June 29, 1914
Scrantonians read about the assassination on Monday, June 29, 1914. As you can see from the front page it wasn’t the only big news story of the day. There were stories about the construction of St. Michael’s School for Boys in Wyoming County, a court ruling on mining and surface disturbances in North Scranton, a box kite causing a commotion in Green Ridge and Mayor Jermyn signing an ordinance that authorized paving and sewer line work in the city.
Pictured above is a Flag Day exercise held at the Richards House Library,1010 Scranton St on June 14, 1940. Those in the front rank are, left to right, Atty H.C. Reynolds, Jean Thorn, Fred Kreis, Harold Breed and Louis Evans. Times-Tribune Archives