Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

As our region readies itself for a string of winter weather, I pulled from our archives images from a snowstorm that hit our region on February 13 and 14, 1950. The storm’s 60 mph winds on Feb. 14 created 11 feet snow drifts in some areas. It was reported that...
Carol Channing 1921 – 2019

Carol Channing 1921 – 2019

Carol Channing, Broadway legend, died early this morning at her home in Racho Mirage, California. She was 97. Carol Channing in 1984. Submitted Photo Carol Channing in 1957. Submitted Photo Carol Channing in 1950. Submitted Photo Channing starred in such musicals as...
Throwback Thursday – Winter Fun

Throwback Thursday – Winter Fun

Call it what you will – sledding or coasting – I call it winter fun. Here are images from our archives of the children having fun on a snowy day in the Marion Street coasting zone in January 1967. According to an article that accompanied the images in...
Scenes of the Season

Scenes of the Season

Images from our archives of downtown Scranton scenes during the Christmas season – NOV. 29, 1978: The window of Third National Bank & Trust Co. is alight with decorations and the reflections of Christmas lights outside, some of which weave through branches...
The Hippies of the Hog Farm

The Hippies of the Hog Farm

In the December 16, 2018 edition of the Sunday Times, local history columnist Erin Nissley wrote about the December 1968 police raid of Susquehanna County farm. When the police conducted their raid they found busloads of hippies living at the farm in Kingsley. Some of...