Historical Places

History is often experienced by many as the “tombstone” of education–dates and dead people. If we dust off some of those stones, however, we will discover that is where the adventure is!  Romance, conflict, apathy, intrigue, love, betrayal are alive in that dash between the dates on the marker.  Here you will find that history is not just a list of who is dead, but who is living!  Come ?along with us as we dig into the history uncovering the life, the places, and moments in time that brought such excitement to those who lived before us.  Who are the people?  What are the moments in time that have helped to define who we are today?

Spread throughout our valley are places where significant events took place.  We have listed a few here for you to explore.  You will find more through the “historical society” page as well as the “links” page.

Places | Amusement Parks |Battle Sites | Courthouse |Disasters | Entertainment |
Historical Sites |Industry and Business |Places to Stay |Libraries |
Towns In and Around Our Valley


PLACES

 


AMUSEMENT PARKS

 


BATTLE SITES

 


COURTHOUSE

 


DISASTERS

  • * Avondale Mining disaster in Plymouth 1869
  • * Twin Shaft Cave-in in Pittston 1896
  • * Baltimore Tunnel Disaster in Wilkes-Barre 1919
  • * Lattimer Massacre on September 10, 1897
  • * Knox Mine Disaster in Pittston

 


ENTERTAINMENT

 


HISTORIC HOUSES AND SITES

  • * Forty Fort Meetinghouse
  • * Nathan Denison House
  • * Swetland Home
  • * Eckley Miner’s Village
  • * Stegmaier Mansion

 


INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS

 


PLACES TO STAY

 


LIBRARIES

 


TOWNS IN AND AROUND OUR VALLEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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