Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys, Pennsylvania (Images of Rail Series)

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The Wyoming Valley is nestled among the Endless Mountains in Luzerne County with the scenic Susquehanna River meandering through it. Best known for its rich deposits of anthracite coal, the Wyoming Valley was first colonized by Connecticut settlers in 1769. Electric trolleys served many urban centers in Pennsylvania. Trolley service in the Wyoming Valley started in 1888 and lasted for more than 60 years. Trolley lines went through the boroughs and townships of Ashley, Courtdale, Edwardsville, Forty Fort, ...
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Overview


The Wyoming Valley is nestled among the Endless Mountains in Luzerne County with the scenic Susquehanna River meandering through it. Best known for its rich deposits of anthracite coal, the Wyoming Valley was first colonized by Connecticut settlers in 1769. Electric trolleys served many urban centers in Pennsylvania. Trolley service in the Wyoming Valley started in 1888 and lasted for more than 60 years. Trolley lines went through the boroughs and townships of Ashley, Courtdale, Edwardsville, Forty Fort, Hanover, Kingston, Larksville, Miners Mills, Nanticoke, Parsons, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, Sugar Notch, West Pittston, West Wyoming, Wilkes-Barre, and Wyoming. Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys features rare photographs dating from the 1890s to 1950 documenting the trolley system and the communities of the Wyoming Valley.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738565873
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/22/2009
  • Series: Images of Rail Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,396,360
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Harrison Wick, author of Pennsylvania's Back Mountain, is the special collections librarian and university archivist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Back Mountain Historical Association steering committee. He is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and he earned graduate degrees in history and library science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Lower Valley 9

2 Wilkes-Barre 35

3 Upper Valley 79

4 West Side 89

Bibliography 127

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