First Time for Everything

First Time for Everything

A first took place in Scranton on March 26, 1951. The first was the first female wrestling match in the Electric City. In addition to coverage in the sport pages, Jeannette Reese, Times’ Society Page Editor, penned a story on the event. Here article appears...
The Great Blizzard of 1888

The Great Blizzard of 1888

The Great Blizzard of 1888 started on March 11 and raged till  March 14, leaving in its wake several feet of snow from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Here is the account of the storm from the March 14, 1888 edition of The Scranton Republican. Further reading: The Great...
Have a slice of Pi

Have a slice of Pi

It’s Pi Day. Pi or 3.14 is the mathematical constant the represents the circumference of circle at it diameter. What better way to celebrate this constant by enjoying a pie. Here are a few pie recipes from the past few years that have been featured in the weekly...
Serving Lunch

Serving Lunch

Doing research today, I discovered these amazing photos of the women who worked in the cafeteria of the First National Bank of Scranton at 201 Wyoming Ave in 1950. According to the short article that accompanied the photos, the bank provided a free hot lunch to all...
George “The Animal” Steele 1937 -2017

George “The Animal” Steele 1937 -2017

“I’ll win if I have to eat his forehead off” was George “The Animal” Steele’s comment about his match against World Wide Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion Pedro Morales at the Scranton Catholic Youth Center on August 1, 1972.   Steele died  on February 17,...