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Article from the Scranton Times in Dec. 1921.  
Today residents of Scotland will head to the polls to decide if they want independence from the United Kingdom. 
A search of the Times-Tribune Library turned up this article from 1921 about the Scottish Free State. 
Also over on the our local history blog, Pages from the Past, is an article on the origins of Scotch. To view that article visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/09/17/scotland-yes-or-no/

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Article from the Scranton Times in Dec. 1921.  

Today residents of Scotland will head to the polls to decide if they want independence from the United Kingdom. 

A search of the Times-Tribune Library turned up this article from 1921 about the Scottish Free State. 

Also over on the our local history blog, Pages from the Past, is an article on the origins of Scotch. To view that article visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/09/17/scotland-yes-or-no/

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Thomas S. Tull, right, British consul general at Philadelphia, presents the insignia and certificate of honorary membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to its first American recipient, Sister Mary Margaret, R.S.M., a patient at Mercy Hospital. Holding the citation is Dr. Walter J. Larkin and in back is Sister Mary Georgia, R.S.M. Times-Tribune File
Fifty years ago, Sister Mary Margaret was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with honorary membership in Order of the British Empire. Sister Mary received this honor for her years of service working and later running a hospital for lepers in British Guiana. 
To read more about this amazing woman visit: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-history-nun-earned-rare-honor-for-helping-leper-colony-1.1736979

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Thomas S. Tull, right, British consul general at Philadelphia, presents the insignia and certificate of honorary membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to its first American recipient, Sister Mary Margaret, R.S.M., a patient at Mercy Hospital. Holding the citation is Dr. Walter J. Larkin and in back is Sister Mary Georgia, R.S.M. Times-Tribune File

Fifty years ago, Sister Mary Margaret was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with honorary membership in Order of the British Empire. Sister Mary received this honor for her years of service working and later running a hospital for lepers in British Guiana. 

To read more about this amazing woman visit: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-history-nun-earned-rare-honor-for-helping-leper-colony-1.1736979

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Article from the August 2, 1989 edition of The Scranton Times
Writing up the daily feature “This Day in NEPA”, I came across this interesting story from 25 years ago.
On July 23, 1989, a group of teens stole the Big Boy statue from the Elby’s Restaurant in Chinchilla.  The above image details the theft and how the teens were caught. 
To read more about the case and the history of Elby’s Big Boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/08/01/the-big-boy-is-missing/

timestribunelibrary:

Article from the August 2, 1989 edition of The Scranton Times

Writing up the daily feature “This Day in NEPA”, I came across this interesting story from 25 years ago.

On July 23, 1989, a group of teens stole the Big Boy statue from the Elby’s Restaurant in Chinchilla.  The above image details the theft and how the teens were caught. 

To read more about the case and the history of Elby’s Big Boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania visit http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/index.php/2014/08/01/the-big-boy-is-missing/