Saturday morning the eyes of the world will be focused on St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To get you ready for the pomp and circumstance, we have gathered together few articles from previous royal weddings from our archives and videos from the weddings of William and Kate, Charles and Diana and Elizabeth and Philip.
April 29, 2011 – The Marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to Catherine Middleton
July 29, 1981 – The Marriage of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
November 20, 1947 – The Marriage of Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) to Lt. Philip Mountbatten
June 3, 1937 – The Marriage of the Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) and Wallis Warfield (formerly Simpson)
Collection of Associated Press videos dealing with Royal Romances – https://apnews.com/card/afs:Card:1967020470
A Royal Birth – http://timestribuneblogs.com/pages-from-the-past/a-royal-birth/
A Royal Divorce – http://timestribuneblogs.com/pages-from-the-past/a-royal-divorce/
Death of a Princess – http://timestribuneblogs.com/pages-from-the-past/death-of-a-princess/
Collection of images of the 1968 Scranton Central High School baseball team –
Images in this gallery can be purchased by visiting our photo store – http://thetimes-tribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=2199355&CategoryID=49658
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Auto and Sports Show rolled into the Watres Armory in Scranton on March 29 thru 31, 1968. On display was over a million dollars worth of automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other sports equipment.
In addition to the big cars, model car enthusiasts enjoyed model displays and even got a chance to compete with their HO racing cars in a competition.
The future of transportation was on display with Pennsylvania Power & Light “car of the future.” The noiselessly car, which is powered by a series of lead-cobalt batteries, can reach speeds of 120 miles per hour.
The show was organized by the Scranton Junior Chamber of Commerce and The Scranton Times.
Scranton Auto Show 1918 – http://timestribuneblogs.com/pages-from-the-past/scranton-auto-show/
Scranton Auto Show – http://timestribuneblogs.com/pages-from-the-past/throwback-thursday-auto-show/
Editor’s note: Portions of this article original appeared in Sunday Times on August 14, 2016
In the summer of ’16 — that is 1916 — the U.S Department of War called up the 13th Regiment to serve on the U.S./Mexico border in an effort to capture Mexican revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa.
Before the entire regiment was called up, a portion of the group, Company A Engineers, left for the border in late June. The rest of the regiment was called up Aug. 10 as an infantry unit.
The 13th Regiment had men to serve but they needed more. They set up a recruiting station on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. They also used a series of advertisements in The Scranton Times asking for men to enlist.
The men left Scranton on a special Lackawanna Railroad train for Mt. Gretna Military Reservation in Lebanon County on August 14, 1916.
The next day, the War Department ordered the halt of all troop movements to the U.S./Mexico border because of the possibility of a railroad strike. The men of the 13th were held at Mt. Gretna.
While the troops were held at Mt. Gretna, new recruits were sent to the camp to join the regiment.
On Oct. 4, 962 officers and enlisted men of the 13th Regiment finally left Mt. Gretna for the border. They arrived in El Paso, Texas, in the early morning hours of Oct. 9.
On March 12, 1917 the War Department announced that Scranton’s 13th Regiment will be leaving Camp Stewart in Texas to return home on March 17. With this news, Scranton started preparing a welcome celebration for the troops. The celebration was to feature 200 piece band and the ringing of the city’s church bells when the troops arrived at the Lackawanna Station. Due to damage to a train bridge in New Jersey, the troops finally arrived home in Scranton on March 28.
Several months later in July, the 13th regiment would be mobilized to start training to join the fight in Europe. The United States entered the war on April 6. Troops started to leave Scranton for training in Georgia in early August.
To learn more about the Mexican Punitive Expedition visit https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/fall/mexican-punitive-expedition-1.html
From our Easter Sunday collection –
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On June 14, 1956 the employees of Bell Telephone’s office in Scranton answered the call of the American Red Cross. The employees donated 121 pints of blood.
If you want to “answer the call” visit the Scranton Red Cross’ website to find out more about blood donation – http://www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/eastern-pennsylvania/find-your-local-chapter/northeastern-pa
A collection of pages from The Scranton Times and The Times-Tribune dealing with the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade –
Take a moment and visit out Parade Day photo store. The store has images dating back to the first parade in 1962. – http://thetimes-tribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/category.asp?CategoryID=66861
On this President’s Day here is a collection of front pages from The Scranton Times and The Times-Tribune dealing with the election of the president –
Pages from this gallery are available for purchase here – http://thetimes-tribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=2187327&CategoryID=49658