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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Joseph Kubic, Darlene Miller-Lanning, the Mountain Top Historical Society
 

Located between the Penobscot, Wilkes-Barre, and Nescopeck Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania at the headwaters of the Wapwallopen Creek, Mountain Top consists of Wright, Fairview, Dorrance, Slocum, and Rice Townships as well as Nuangola Borough. Settlers entering its rugged forests in the 18th century established lumber camps, sawmills, and farms. Blacksmith

Overview


Located between the Penobscot, Wilkes-Barre, and Nescopeck Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania at the headwaters of the Wapwallopen Creek, Mountain Top consists of Wright, Fairview, Dorrance, Slocum, and Rice Townships as well as Nuangola Borough. Settlers entering its rugged forests in the 18th century established lumber camps, sawmills, and farms. Blacksmith shops and taverns opened near rural crossroads at Dorrance, Slocum, and Albert's Corners. During the 19th century, transportation networks moving anthracite from nearby mines to distant markets traversed the region. The neighborhoods of Solomon's Gap and Penobscot grew along with the Lehigh & Susquehanna, Lehigh Valley, and New Jersey Central Railroads, while resorts at Glen Summit and Lake Nuangola attracted seasonal visitors. Access to Mountain Top by motor vehicle improved throughout the 20th century. The construction of Route 309 and Interstates 80 and 81 paved the way for commercial and residential development, including the Crestwood Industrial Park. Today, Mountain Top is a growing suburban community of nearly 17,000 people who enjoy and support its parks, churches, businesses, and schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592565
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,281,715
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Working with local residents and organizations, the Mountain Top Historical Society has gathered facts and photographs documenting the growth of the community over the past 150 years. Joseph Kubic, a founding member and vice president of the MTHS, has written six books about area history, including special topics like local railroads, summer resorts, and businesses. Darlene Miller-Lanning has coauthored two books on Scranton history for Arcadia Publishing.

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