Throwback Thursday – Fun at the Playground

Throwback Thursday – Fun at the Playground

Here is a collection of images of children having fun at playgrounds in and around the Scranton area in 1959 – Scranton playground horseshoes champions pose for the camera after winning 1959 titles in the final round at the citywide tournament at Weston Field on...
Cat Attack

Cat Attack

While reading back issues of the Times-Tribune in preparation for the daily feature “Day in History,” I came across this headline – “Man Attacked by Cat In His Home May Have Rabies” in April 12, 1944 edition of the Scranton Times. The...
Throwback Thursday – Ice Cream

Throwback Thursday – Ice Cream

Ice Cream images from the Times-Tribune Archives – Ribbon-cutting ceremonies signify the opening of Dairy Queen at the Abington Shopping Center, Rt 6&11, Clarks Summit on September 23, 1974. From left: Mrs. Lillian Caprio, John Caprio, co-owner; John Lomma,...
Flashback Friday – Burning Comics

Flashback Friday – Burning Comics

In February 1952, as part of the observance of the Catholic Book Week students at St. Paul’s High School in the Green Ridge section of Scranton took part in a comic book burning. The students destroyed over 1,000 comic books that were deemed...
Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

On March 28, 1979, a mechanical failure at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant caused the release of radioactive steam into the air. The power station is located on an island in the Susquehanna River about ten miles down river from Harrisburg. Read the first and...