Brief History of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Brief History of Scranton, Pennsylvania

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by Cheryl A. Kashuba
     
 

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The intense heat of the steel mills and the clatter of coal-filled locomotives once filled the streets of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Hardworking immigrants, iron rails, and anthracite coal from beneath the surface of the lush Lackawanna River Valley powered America's Industrial Revolution, and until World War II, the city reigned as a cutting-edge boomtown. Local…  See more details below

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The intense heat of the steel mills and the clatter of coal-filled locomotives once filled the streets of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Hardworking immigrants, iron rails, and anthracite coal from beneath the surface of the lush Lackawanna River Valley powered America's Industrial Revolution, and until World War II, the city reigned as a cutting-edge boomtown. Local journalist Cheryl A. Kashuba chronicles the history of Scranton from the glory days of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company and the Dickson Works through the post-Industrial decline and an eventual revitalization of the city. With a deft hand, Kashuba captures the spirit of a proud community and creates a fascinating portrait of the Electric City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596298101
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
624,176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Joseph Cress has written about the history of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, at the Sentinel for ten years. He has received numerous awards for his work including eight Keystone Press Awards and two Associate Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania Awards. Joe is a member of the Cumberland County Historical Society, which is the primary source for the images in the book. Though Joe does live 50 minutes from the borough in York, he commutes everyday to Carlisle and is well known in the area for his work.

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