The Anthracite Aristocracy Takes to the Mountains

Hidden high in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania¬≠ – about a dozen miles north of Hazleton and less than half that distance south of Wilkes¬≠-Barre – lies a small late nineteenth century retreat known to very few. Developed by coal barons and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company in 1882, the hamlet’s fifty distinctive “summer cottages,” with equally distinctive...
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World War II Connellsville Canteen

Within days of the declaration of World War II in December 1941, American troops began mobilizing, moving swiftly across the country on their way to the front. Embracing a strong need to be a part of the war effort on the home front, many towns and cities organized canteens at their railroad depots to serve troop trains passing through. At the war’s outbreak, Con¬≠nellsville, in Fayette...
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