Local History Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The history of a community is like a scrapbook. Each page is a moment in history. To celebrate Scranton’s 150th anniversary, The Times-Tribune partnered with Lackawanna Historical Society and the publisher Piedmont to produce a photo book filled with historic images from the past 150 years. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Crusade for Christ For 11 days in June and July 1965, the Watres Armory in Scranton was the scene of the Lackawanna County Crusade for Christ. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Mary Fine made a name for herself on the golf course. The Scranton woman, a graduate of Smith College and a member of Scranton’s Junior League, grabbed headlines for winning golf tournaments near and far starting in the 1930s. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A As summer’s heat and humidity set in, locals’ thoughts turn toward finding some relief, somewhere. One such spot has been a crown jewel of Nay Aug Park for more than a century. (read more)
Photo: Chris Jackson/AP, License: N/A Monday marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. This document would go on to establish rules of law such as jury trials and the thinking that no person is above the law. In 1987, as part of the celebration marking the bicentennial o (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The explosion hurtled bricks into the Central railroad yards, blocked Seventh Avenue with debris and sent a cloud of thick, black smoke over much of the Bellevue section of Scranton. (read more)