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After incorporation in 1866, Scranton demonstrated an indomitable spirit that made it the Electric City and the Anthracite Capital of the World. Nestled in the scenic Lackawanna River Valley, Scranton carried that spirit through the changing economic landscape of the mid-20th century as its coal, railroad, and textile industries declined. In a cityscape that recalls its past, Scranton continues to find creative uses for its iconic structures. The community of Scranton embraces growth and change while celebrating its rich heritage with traditions like trips to the Saturday farmers' market at the historic Iron Furnaces, rides along the old Laurel Line trolley tracks to a RailRiders baseball game, celebrations of rich ethnic heritage at festivals throughout the year, and many more.
Number of Pages: 95
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Middle Atlantic
Series Title: Images of Modern America
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Cheryl A. Kashuba & II Roger Dupuis
Street Date: October 19, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9594
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