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Matthew Levine – The Carbondale Report
November 17, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from The Carbondale Report, here to inform you of the upcoming Pioneer City Christmas Ball! This is a festive event for Carbondale, so read on to find more!
The Ball, this year, will be held on Friday, December 1st, in the Chandelier Room at the Carbondale Grand Hotel in downtown Carbondale. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7, and then dancing to the music of the Jeffrey James Band will follow. Admission is $100, with an extra fifty dollars for couples. Dinner is family-style; a wine bar is a new addition to this year’s Ball. Lucci Winery will be responsible for serving the wine.
This year, proceeds from the Ball will go to the Greater Carbondale YMCA, the FCR Lettermen’s Club, Coaches vs. Cancer, and the Main Street Christmas Lighting Fund. In addition, attendants have the chance to win stuff. Each ticket purchased has a chance to win monetary prizes totaling $10,000 (with a top prize of $2,500), holiday wreaths, gift certificates from local businesses, and more. The Ball is not only a fundraiser; it is a holiday season tradition for the Greater Carbondale community. Here, at the Ball, people have an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas spirit with one another!
Also, starting tomorrow, the Chamber Gallery, in the Chamber of Commerce, will offer some activities related to the holiday experience throughout the Christmas season. The activities will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Events include gallery exhibitions and “The Christmas Shoppe,” which is a fundraiser for the Chamber Gallery that hosts local artisans and craftsmen who will offer their wares, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Chamber Gallery.
The previous was a sampling of Christmas-related events, including the Ball, which will be held in Carbondale. Once again, please check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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Matthew Levine – The Carbondale Report
November 10, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from The Carbondale Report, here to inform you of the Historical Society’s Christmas Party! Join us in celebrating the holiday season with good friends and cheer. Here’s more information about this event!
The Christmas Party will be at Pettinato’s Restaurant (located on 78 Dundaff Street in Carbondale, Pennsylvania) on Monday, December 4, 2017. The party’s schedule is as follows: 5:30 P.M. – Open Cocktail Bar, followed by dinner at 6 P.M. The menu consists of a miniature anti-pasto salad and pasta to start, followed by an intermezzo (in-between) course of fruit sorbet, then the main course; diners have a choice of veal Marsala, chicken in butter and garlic, and eggplant Parmesan. The dessert is brownie à la mode. There is limited space, so reserve a spot fast! All who are interested must RSVP by December 1, 2017. For more information about this event, e-mail Michele Bannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Tomaine at email@example.com, or call them at their respective numbers: (570) 351-5607 or (570) 851-0236. All are welcome! When reserving, please indicate the number of people attending. Altogether, the open cocktail bar and dinner are $30.00 per person.
The previous was a description of the upcoming Christmas Party! Once again, please check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
November 3, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from The Carbondale Report, here to inform you of upcoming events at the YMCA! We have a lot of programs there to choose from this month, so read on to find out more information!
First, in the Youth Sports category, Youth Basketball starts on November 11th for eight or twelve weeks. This program runs for forty-five-minute time spans for different age groups; as part of the eight-week program, there is basketball from 10-10:45am for ages 3-4, and from 11-11:45am for ages 5-6. The 12-week program is for ages 7 and up, running from 12-12:45pm for ages 7-9, and 1-1:45pm for ages 9 and up. For youth with Family Memberships, there is only a $10 registration fee. Other programs include a Dodgeball League, Cardio for Kids, and Swim Lessons. Again, for both Dodgeball and Cardio, there is only a $10 registration fee for youth with Family Memberships. Monday Night Lessons begin November 6th, while Saturday Morning Lessons begin November 4th.
Release your inner artist with a sampling of these following programs! Offerings include Mad Scientist, Holiday Crafting, Drawing Basics, Arts in Action, Lego Robotics, and Lego Club. As with most of the Youth Sports programs, there is only a $10 registration fee for youth with Family Members. All of these programs start next week, so take the weekend to consider if they are for you. If they are, we hope to see you at these gatherings!
Finally, on Saturday, November 25th, from 5-8pm, is our Carbondale YMCA Christmas Festival! This year is the 8th annual event. Offerings include basket raffles, a candycane scavenger hunt, an Ugly Sweater Contest, a DVD bingo, and carnival games. Family pricing is included; all games are $.25. If any of you have questions about the events I just described, call the Y at (570) 282-2210 or Steve Durkin, the Executive Director, at (570) 960-2277 for more details.
The previous was a description of events at the YMCA this month! Once again, please check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
By Matthew Levine
October 27, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from The Carbondale Report, here to inform you of the upcoming Taste of the Town. This is an exciting – not to mention tasty – event, so read on for more!
This year, the Taste of the Town will be held at the Anthracite Center (corner of Salem Avenue and North Main Street) on Sunday, November 12th, from 2 – 5 P.M.; this is Veterans’ Day Weekend. At the Taste of the Town, vendors from all of Carbondale (as well as other Valley cities) will offer free samples of their tasty offerings to the public and give them a taste of Lackawanna County. Thirteen different restaurants will be featured. Here is a listing of them, followed by what they are selling to the public:
1. Amber’s Restaurant & Bar (Penne Spinach Alfredo & Apple Stuffed Pork)
2. Barret’s Pub (Chicken Marsala & Pizza)
3. Capra Collina Winery (Wine tasting and sales)
4. Chinese Foliage Restaurant (?)
5. Chip & Stone (formerly the COACH) (?)
6. Iron Hart Brewery (tasting and selling specialty brews)
7. McDonalds (soft drinks)
8. PersoNellized Cakes & Café (?)
9. Plate d’Azure (?)
10. Something Sweet (Chocolates)
11. Steve Pendrak Winery (tasting and selling wine)
12. The Manor (?)
13. Weis Markets (Sushi, Pizza, Hoagies & Floral arrangements)
Raffle items are also available, and live entertainment will be provided by the one and only Chris Mullineaux! This year’s partial proceeds will go to the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center. Menu items are subject to change; in addition, some restaurants are still unsure about what they are making to sell. If any of you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail either Laure Carlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Bannon at email@example.com.
The previous was a description of our upcoming Taste of the Town! Once again, please check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
By Matthew Levine
October 20, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from the Carbondale Report, here to recount a very exciting series of events that happened last week! Here’s a look at them all!
This past Friday, October 13th, I had the pleasure of bringing the Greater Carbondale YMCA’s A-Team down to the Historical Society so they could see it for themselves. While there, they had a chance to witness how history in Carbondale happened, including seeing the pictures of people who influenced its development and the artifacts that best represent the industrial past of the Pioneer City, as well as the work that Dr. Powell does on a day-to-day basis. The fact that most of these kids are not Carbondale natives made it an even more exciting visit for them; they had a ball there! I actually heard a girl in the group tell her mom, “Now I know where to go for my next history paper!” It truly touched my heart to hear that from someone who was just so blown away by what she saw! This trip was a huge success, and I hope to be able to do something like this again.
The next day was the Trolley Tour that had been announced since September. The ride started at City Hall, making stops at Gravity Park, the Pat Monahan house at the corner of Washington and Spring Streets, and the Trinity Episcopal Church. At each stop, Dr. Powell shared his knowledge of Carbondale history with the crowd, even participating in a choir called Classic Voices, of which Dr. Jay Best is the director. The choir performed at the house on Washington and Spring, singing a couple of Welsh tunes, which reflected the heavy immigration from there to Carbondale. Dr. Powell, himself of Welsh ancestry, informed the crowd that the Delaware & Hudson recruited heavily in Wales to bring workers to the Lackawanna Valley. The D & H was not the only railroad to attract immigrants from Europe, of course; the Northern Pacific set up recruiting offices in England, Germany, and Scandinavia, promising jobs for people interested in working on the railroad. This was one of the factors influential in the development of the Trans-Mississippi West.
The previous was a description of what happened last week! Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
By Matthew Levine
October 13, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, here from the Carbondale Report to inform all of you of upcoming events and happenings in the Pioneer City! Here’s an update as to what is occurring during the month of October.
The outdoor music might be gone, but the Hotel’s festivities most certainly will not go away! On Tuesdays, Amber’s Restaurant hosts Ladies Night from 5:30-8:30 P.M.! Features include musical entertainment, drink specials (including $1 drafts and $3 martinis), and a specialty menu. The entertainment act that played on Tuesday night was Right Side Up, a band specializing in classic and contemporary rock. They will return to Amber’s on October 24th. If you have any questions about future Ladies Nights, call Amber’s at (570) 536-6224. In addition, Amber’s hosts All-You-Can-Eat Pasta on Thursday nights; diners have the option of choosing from a variety of pasta types (including a gluten-free option available), accompanied by a side salad and the addition of a meatball for $1. The total cost of a dinner amounts to $7.95. Again, if you have any questions, call Amber’s at the preceding number.
Next week, the Carbondale Library will host the Art Club on Tuesday, October 17th, from 3:30-4:30 pm, a Making Books Come to Life Series the following day from 6-7 pm, and a Freeplay and Storytime event from 11 am-12:15 pm that Friday. If you’re particularly artsy and/or crafty, Art Club is the thing for you; this is your chance to share your work with others, work on projects, and help out each other. All levels are welcome; this event is for teens and adults. The book that author Tracy Doherty-Williams will be presenting will be called “Ladybug Girl;” please register by stopping by the library or calling there to register. Finally, Freeplay and Storytime both help children with various early learning skills. Freeplay allows children to explore and learn through play, a natural way for young children to learn, and work on social skills such as sharing. Storytime encourages the love of reading, exposes children to larger vocabulary, and teaches school readiness skills such as paying attention and taking turns. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Leigh-Ann Pugliese at (570)-282-4281 for more information.
The previous was a description of some upcoming events next week! Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
Matthew Levine –
September 29, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, here from the Carbondale Report to inform all of you of upcoming events and happenings in the Pioneer City! This is what is occurring as we exit September and enter the month of October!
The Wine Train was hugely successful. It brought people back to Carbondale (including new faces), encouraged everyone to sample local food and beverages, and provided a major asset for both the City of Carbondale and the Chamber of Commerce. Overall, it was the perfect community event. Moreover, as October approaches, a key milestone will highlight the importance of the railroads in Carbondale’s history; thus, a citywide cause for celebration will be in store.
On October 9th, 1829, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company began operations out of Carbondale. Every year, to commemorate this event, Dr. Powell publishes a series of five books that analyze specific aspects of the D & H. The topics cover the history of the Gravity Railroad, locomotives and rolling stock, the people associated with the company, and the Honesdale Branch, to name just a few. Currently, there are fifteen books published overall. Dr. Powell hopes to publish the next five on October 9th, 2017, in time for the D & H’s 188th birthday. Since publishing his first five books in 2014, he has released ten more over the next two years. By 2018, Dr. Powell hopes to have his last four volumes out, completing the series.
On Monday, October 9th, Steamtown will be operating a special train up to Carbondale. The train will leave Scranton at 10 A.M. and return at 4 P.M. Excursion passengers will be free to explore the downtown area, including a visit to where the Gravity Railroad opened in 1829. Reservations, which opened on September 24th, are still ongoing. Tickets are priced at $24 for adults 16-61, $22 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a “no-charge” ticket. Locomotive power may change without notice.
The previous was a description of the D & H’s birthday celebration. Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
This is Matthew Levine, here from the Carbondale Report, here to inform all of you of upcoming events and happenings in the Pioneer City! This is what is going on as we now enter the fall!
Several of you probably received an e-mail from Dr. Powell about a Trolley Tour and Box Luncheon. In case any of you did not receive it or do not own a computer, here is some information about it. The Tour and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. The event features a trolley that will visit a few of Carbondale’s historically interesting sites. One of the places that might be on the list is the location of the first-ever underground mine in the United States, which I discussed in more detail in my last blog (check that one out to learn more about it). The tour will conclude at the new Anthracite Center, where the participants will gather for lunch and visit with Mayor Justin Taylor. Lunch choices are turkey, ham, or vegetarian.
Seating is limited; all participants who are interested must RSVP no later than October 12th. If you are interested or have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Parise Tomaine at firstname.lastname@example.org/(570) 851-0236 or Dr. Powell at email@example.com/(570) 282-0385. The cost is $25.00 per person. We would love to see you there!
The previous was a description of the Trolley Tour/Luncheon. Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
By Matthew Levine –
September 15, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from the Carbondale Report, here to share a bit of local history in anticipation of the Wine Train, both this weekend and the next. Normally, historians tend to despise local history, due to its one-sidedness (mainly in depicting only the positive events of that locale). However, Carbondale’s story is unique due to factors that helped to shape America’s growth in the nineteenth century.
If one word can summarize Carbondale’s historical significance, it is coal. Ever since Carbondale’s founding in the 1820’s, coal helped to fill a void in fueling after wood sources were mostly depleted by the time of War of 1812. This hard, black mineral was first extracted from a mine in town, carried over the mountains to Honesdale, and converted into a fuel source that provided the impetus for America’s Industrial Revolution. This is the interpretation that Dr. Powell posits as to how America grew to be the mighty nation that it was in the 1800’s. Thus, the area surrounding Carbondale rightfully earns its place in national history.
The D & H Railway took advantage of the vast anthracite coal deposits in the Lackawanna Valley after the Canal Company and the Gravity Railroad both folded. During this time, it operated a yard that benefited from its proximity to mines and coal breakers. The D & H was not the only railroad to serve Carbondale; the Erie Railroad had trackage rights through the city, and the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway (commonly called the Ontario & Western, or the O & W) passed through Carbondale on its way to Scranton. Yet, the D & H remained the most prominent railroad in the area.
The lucrative industries in the area proved attractive to European immigrants. The people who came reflected national immigration trends: the first wave of immigrants originated from Ireland and Wales, while the next wave consisted of southern and eastern Europeans, such as Italians, Jews, Poles, and Russians, as well as Slovaks. These immigrants not only provided the labor force in Carbondale, but also contributed to Northeastern Pennsylvania’s multiethnic culture. While the coal industry no longer provides employment today, the immigrants and their descendants have left their vibrant legacy in the city of Carbondale to this day.
Today, historical markers that commemorate Carbondale’s past are found throughout the city; for instance, a marker located next to Hendrick Manufacturing (on the West Side) notifies the spot on which America’s first underground mine was situated, while a monument located in Gravity Park marks the place where the Gravity Railroad took coal over the mountains to Honesdale. Both historical markers lend Carbondale historical importance by paying testimony to its role in American – and, potentially, world – history.
The previous was a description of Carbondale’s history. Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
The Carbondale Report
By Matthew Levine
September 8, 2017
This is Matthew Levine, from the Carbondale Report, here to keep you updated on events for the month of September. Aside from the Wine Train (see the previous blog for more information on that), the Pioneer City has plenty to offer for both residents and non-residents. Here is a synopsis of what’s happening this month.
The previous report on the Wine Train left one crucial tidbit out about this event. Our town’s historian, Dr. S. Robert Powell, will be aboard the train both weekends to talk some history about the Delaware and Hudson (D & H) Railway. The D & H was a transportation company essential to the Pioneer City’s growth; although both the Canadian Pacific and the Delaware-Lackawanna Railways own it today, the D & H’s name still lives on in Carbondale history. This is a topic near and dear to Dr. Powell’s heart, so here’s another reason not to miss the Wine Train!
At the Hotel, the outdoor music will be on hold until the summer starts again. In the meantime, local musicians will continue to provide entertainment, usually at the bar on Friday night. Plus, its restaurant, Amber’s, will be one of the featured vendors on the day of the second Wine Train (September 23rd). The restaurant will serve a Tomato Pepper Jack Soup, as well as a Spinach/Tomato Risotto. September is tomato season, another excuse to make summer last longer!
In keeping with the festive atmosphere, the YMCA will host its annual Fall Mum Sale on Tuesday, September 12th, from 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Large plants are $7 each, coming in various colors. In addition to mums, pumpkins and fall decorations are available for sale on the same day as the pick-up. There are more prepaid orders available. If you have any questions that staff will happily answer, please call the Y at (570) 282-2210. Hopefully, the Mum Sale will start off the fall on a high note!
The previous was a description of upcoming September happenings. Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
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The Carbondale Report
September 1, 2017
By Matthew Levine
This is Matthew Levine, from the Carbondale Report, here to report information to all of you about the upcoming Northeastern Pennsylvania Wine Train excursion. This is a nice transition from summer to fall, as everyone gathers outdoors one more time before cold weather strikes again. Here is what is happening with that.
The train runs from Carbondale to Olyphant (its final destination, for the past two years, was Scranton) on two consecutive weekends. The first excursion is Saturday, September 16th, while the following one is September 23rd. On both weekends, the train will depart from Carbondale at 3:00 P.M., and arrive in Olyphant about two hours later, or so. During the course of the trip, the train will make stops in Archbald and Jessup before letting passengers off for the final time in Olyphant. At each stop (including Carbondale and Olyphant), local restaurants and wineries will provide both delicious food and wine for the passengers. Additionally, a band also travelling aboard the train will perform music while the train is stopped at each station. While passengers are able to drink wine at each stop, they are forbidden to drink while aboard the train. They are, however, allowed to bring food on the train with them. Even if you don’t drink wine, you can still come on the train! This is open to anyone, alcoholics and non-alcoholics alike! Plus, who doesn’t enjoy the thrill of riding in a passenger car in an era where planes and automobiles dominate? Come if you want to enjoy yourself before a chilly fall!
If any of you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Laure Carlo, the director of the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, at (570) 282-1690, or Michele Bannon, the Carbondale City Clerk, at (570) 282-4633. They will happily answer any questions that you may have! The previous was a detailed description of the NEPA Wine Train. Once again, check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
Many of you reading this column, in addition to getting a sense of what Carbondale is all about, probably desire to know about what I do and what my interests are, as well as how I got here today. I hope you find my background interesting after reading this.
I had been enthused with maps and geography when I was a kid, and, eventually, found myself entertaining the idea of becoming a geography teacher. However, during my junior year of high school, one of my history teachers told me that I had a gift for understanding the subject he taught. Upon him telling me this, I started to consider majoring in history when I went to college. I kept to it, and graduated from high school in 2011. For the next four years, I completed my history degree at Misericordia University, in Dallas, Pennsylvania; its health sciences and education programs overshadowed the history one a bit, but I enjoyed both my time and my studies there. To this day, I still want to go back there and re-live the whole experience.
Now, I am at East Stroudsburg University, where I am completing my Master’s program in history. Right now, I am writing my thesis; the topic is on how nationalism originated in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. If any of you have any questions to ask me, feel free to do so! I hope to become an expert on this subject when all is said and done. I also plan on being done by the end of next semester, just in time for the summer! After graduating, I plan to maybe take some time off from school and find work, or head right to library school. I originally wanted to be a history professor, but loads of graduate work convinced me that that was not the way to go. Instead, I want to be a reference librarian, helping people out with any questions they may have about finding sources or navigating the cataloguing system. I look forward to pursuing this line of work. I have not picked a school for that yet, but I have some time to think about that stuff. Right now, finishing my thesis is my top priority.
This is just a sampling of what my background is, as well as what Carbondale has to offer. Check out our next column for more exciting events and happenings!
This is Matthew Levine, reporting from the Carbondale Report, here to share a few important details about the nature of history. Now that many of you have learned a few facts about me, I want to share with you the passion I have for my field of study, what it means to me, and, more importantly, that history means much more than people think it does. Hopefully, after reading this report, you will have a better sense of what I mean.
There are people who claim that history is “just the facts, ma’am.” They think that it is nothing more than reading passages from a textbook, memorizing the said facts, and, regurgitating them on a test. They think that history is a “done deal -’’ it justifies the present – and, that’s it. However, history is more complex than that. History is not just about facts – it is about interpretation, too. It is full of lively debate and differing opinions, as well as varying interpretations of people, eras, and, events. It also has the power to dazzle all audiences, no matter what they comprise. More importantly, it is about a people – how they got there and what they did. It explains change over time, and, how future historians interpret it.
I lent Dr. Powell a book a couple of weeks ago, when I met with him. It is called Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen. It explains the various mistakes that American history textbooks make and pass on to students. It also demonstrates everything that I have explained above – that history is not “just the facts,” but interpretation, too, that history is full of lively debate, and, that it has the power to entrance people. Unfortunately, most history textbooks only turn American students off. They present half-truths, sanitized versions of our history, and purely false statements. For example, Loewen reveals how Columbus was not merely our first great hero, but a plunderer whose explorations kicked off mass genocide against Native Americans that lasted into the 1800s. He explains how Wilson’s policies helped keep certain government positions segregated for decades after his administration ended, set the stage for the Cold War, and sowed the seeds for the Vietnam War that would tear Americans apart in the ‘60s. Loewen also lists the causes of why American history is taught the way it is, what can be done about it, and, how to present historical truths to children of various ages. He, in particular, focuses on high-school audiences in his book.
The United States may have a problem coming to terms with uncomfortable aspects of its own history, but it is not the only country that suffers from a whitewashed version. For example, Japanese textbooks cover up its World War II-era atrocities, and Turkey still has problems admitting that it committed genocide against the Armenians about a century ago. The United States, particularly, is still touchy about slavery and our long history of wars against the Native Americans. In attempting to forget these horrible events, these societies have attempted to portray themselves in the best light possible. However, as Loewen points out in his book, keeping certain parts of our history hidden from the public is not helpful in healing old wounds and uniting all peoples across the country. Moreover, while the United States is attempting to correct its history, it still has a long way to go in terms of shaping a wholly accurate history.
Loewen’s book was eye-opening the first time that I read it. I knew that Dr. Powell would like it as soon as he glanced through it the first time that he saw it. He has yet to read it all the way through, but I’m sure he will have a lot to share with me once he is done reading it. If any of you are interested, you have the choice of either buying it at a bookstore or on Amazon (assuming that you are computer-literate). Take just one look at it, and prepare to be amazed! Check out the next edition of The Carbondale Report for more exciting events and happenings.
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Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad
There were two "Gravity" railroads in northeastern Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century: the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale, and the Pennsylvania Coal Company's Gravity Railroad from Pittston to Hawley.
The article given below is about the presentation that Dr. Powell gave on April 22nd at White Mills, PA, on the Pennsylvania Coal Company's Gravity Railroad. This talk, which was very well attended and very well received, was a part of the annual Tom Kennedy Local History Festival.
Genealogical and/or historical research requests must be received by the Historical Society through one of the research request options offered under "Research Services." Genealogical and/or historical research requests that are sent to the Historical Society's email address can not be processed appropriately by the Society.
For general research not related to genealogical items, select Research Option #6.
"City Drinking Fountain, Carbondale, Pa." This drinking fountain for horses was located in the center of the intersection of North Main Street and Lincoln Avenue.
In 1951, the City of Carbondale celebrated the centennial of the incorporation of the City on March 15, 1851 with a week-long celebration, featuring several street parades, all with a wide variety of floats. In the photograph shown here, we see a D&H steam locomotive pulling a Gravity Railroad passenger coach down Main Street.
2017 Historical Society Membership Campaign now underway. To renew your membership in the Society for 2017, click on "Membership" at the head of the webpage. Select the level of membership that you wish to register for, and fill out the membership form there.
To continue to do all that we do for the community, we need the membership support of many people. Please help to continue our work on behalf of Carbondale's past, present and future.
Carbondale Historical Society Members, 2017
1. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Williams, Carbondale
2. Nancy and John Hollenback, Greenfield Township, PA
3. Hendrick Manufacturing Company, Carbondale
c/o Kathy Saslo
4. Ben Franklin High School Class of 1961 and
Saint Rose High School, Class of 1961
Courtesy of Ronald Konosky
5. Carbondale Chapter of UNICO National
"Service above Self"
c/o Yvonne Gatto
6. Pierre Mancuso, Carbondale
7. Attorney and Mrs. Fred Moase and family, Carbondale
8. Attorney and Mrs. Jeffrey Nepa and family, Carbondale
9. Marie P. Greto, Carbondale
10. Mary C. Zlobl, New Bern, NC
11. Chris Wade and family, Dickson City, PA
12. Marjanie P. Hellman, Carbondale
13. Jeffrey Davis, Naches, WA
14. Nancy Moran, Port Orange, FL
15. Anthony Di Marino, Massapequa Park, NY
16. Edward J. Spall, Manassas, VA Corporate Member
17. Mary Parise Tomaine, Carbondale, and Madison, Alabama
18. Gloria A. Wilson, Waymart, PA
19. Leo B. Burke, Vestal, NY
20. Patti Morrell, Carbondale
21. Ann Marie Pettinato, Carbondale
22. Sean P. McGraw, Esquire, Carbondale
23. Frank Moro, Waymart, PA
24. Thomas and Ellen Farrell, Carbondale
25. Neal and Susan Davis, Carbondale
26. Benjamin Schnessel, Esquire, Carbondale
27. McGovern Insurance Agency, Carbondale
28. John J. Price, Carbondale
29. Dan, Eliza, Sarah, and Anna Totsky, Carbondale
30. John M. Coleman, Esquire, Pasadena, CA
31. Tony Mickloiche, Carbondale
32. Alex Kelly family, Carbondale
33. S. Robert Powell, Carbondale
34. Marie and Charlie Speicher, Carbondale
35. Barbara A. Campbell, Archbald, PA
36. Kevin L. Tomaine, Alexandria, VA
37. Dawn Bentley, Mitchellville, IA
38. John Bifano, Cape Coral, FL
39. John Fagan, San Francisco, CA
40. John Fagan, Greenfield Twp, PA
41. Anne Maleskey Rose, Merritt Island, FL
42. Joan Chellino, Carbondale
43. Mazza Linen, Carbondale
44. Joseph P. C. Surace, MGySgt. USMC (Ret.), Meridian, ID
45. Carl Reichart & Jason Smith, Honesdale, PA
46. Ben Franklin High School, Class of 1951
47. Russell Bonacci, Paoli, PA
(age 90; grew up in Carbondale; visited Historical Society on July 27, 2017)
48. Matthew Levine, Carbondale
49. Jeffrey & Lisa Levine, Carbondale
50. Delores Levine, Carbondale
51. Aaron Levine, Philadelphia, PA