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A brief history of Scranton, Pennsylvania / Cheryl A. Kashuba.

Author/Creator:
Kashuba, Cheryl A.
Publication:
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
143 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Scranton (Pa.) -- History.
Scranton (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
Scranton (Pa.) -- Economic conditions.
Scranton (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Contents:
Introduction / by Mary Ann Moran Savakinus
Pioneer days
Native people
Providence and Hyde Park
Daily pioneer life
Slocum Hollow
The birth of industry
Iron : the first industry
Railroads : the region's lifeline
Anthracite coal : the reigning king
The work of James Archbald
Industry and the Civil War
The Dickson Works : the industry that supported industry
The industrial foundation supports further industry
Keeping it cool : ice harvesting
ICS : "We teach the world"
Remember the ladies : Woman's Domestic Institute
They built better than they knew
Slocum Hollow grows
A city is born
An era of landmarks : hotels and department stores
A county is born
Homes in the Hill section
Lackawanna County Jail
Albright Memorial Library
Watres Armory
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Passenger Station
Hotel Casey
Scranton Times
Conrad Schroeder : the man who built Scranton
Immigrant life flourishes
They left their homelands and brought their customs
They started businesses
They brought craftsmanship
They brought music
They brought religion
They found freedom
They found opportunity
Caring for your neighbor
A city in need
YMCA and YWCA
Home for Friendless Women and Children
Scranton State School for the Deaf
Hahnemann Hospital
Young Men's Hebrew Association
Labor and industry in the twentieth century
Labor strife and reform
The changing industrial climate
The roaring twenties and prohibition
The Great Depression and World War II
A city at leisure
Electric trolleys
Theatres
Luna Park
Nay Aug Park, the Everhart Museum, and Lake Lincoln
Other forms of recreation
Downtown Comfort Station
Laurel Line
Conclusion: A city lives its legacy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Charles D. Dickey, Jr., Fund.
Contributor:
Charles D. Dickey, Jr., Fund.
ISBN:
9781596298101 (pbk.)
1596298103 (pbk.)
OCLC:
454383044