Saturday, April 26, 2014

Celebrating Lackawanna County's Fiftieth Anniversary

Memorial of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Lackawanna County by S. Fletcher Weyburn celebrates the anniversary of Lackawanna County.  This book contains the program of events held on October 24, 1928 by the Lackawanna Historical Society.  This book contains history of Lackawanna County and all the important people that helped make this event successful. 

The photo above is of John Jermyn, who was the charter member of the Lackawanna Historical Society and a early resident and developer of the City of Scranton. For more information about his life, click on the title above.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jermyn 1870-1970

Many of the books in the Celebrating Our Towns: Lackawanna Co. Centennial Books and Community Histories collection reveal that people enjoyed dressing up in period costumes for their town's Centennial. Here is an example from First Hundred Years: Jermyn, PA. These gentlemen are from the Cellar Brush of the Chapter Crystal Fire Co. The first guy in the back row looks Lincolnesque, and you will notice that two of them opted to stay behind the garage door and look out the window.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waverly in Lackawanna County

This is Waverly by Mildred Mumford is another great book in the Celebrating Our Towns--Lackawanna County Centennial Books and Histories.  This book was published by The Waverly Woman's Club and contains a lot of local historical information about the town and residents of Waverly, Pennsylvania.  Check this fabulous book out!