Local History Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A After more than $4.6 million and six years of hard work, the 1,288-acre Lackawanna State Park was dedicated on June 10, 1972. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Bravery under fire Fifty years ago, Barbara Ann Creske become a hero. Ms. Creske was the stewardess aboard an Allegheny Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Newark on July 23, 1965. After a stop in Williamsport, the plane started having engine trouble. The (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Summer camp memories Summertime is for making memories of climbing trees, playing flashlight tag and catching fireflies. When we were younger, these memories were sometimes made at camp. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2007:09:21 07:50:01 The 1,445 acres of fields and forest and a 198-acre lake in the Abingtons started as a line item in the state budget. In 1966, then-Gov. William W. Scranton approved a $1.6 million project that included funds for what would become Lackawanna State Park. (read more)
Photo: RF/AP, License: N/A Northeast Pennsylvania native Robert Clement was a man ahead of his time. (read more)
Photo: Jay Reeves/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2015:07:08 19:20:12 Heading back to Maycomb On Tuesday, the long-awaited second book by Harper Lee, “Go Set a Watchman,” will be published. The book is set in fictitious Maycomb, Alabama, 20 years after the events of Ms. Lee’s first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which also (read more)