Old Forge and Moosic

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Moosic was incorporated as a borough in 1898 and was followed by Old Forge shortly thereafter in 1899; these communities became a part of the area of Lackawanna County known as the Triboro. Throughout the years, industry and agriculture were the backbone of the local economy, and businesses like the Moosic Powder Company and Dutchess Underwear Company provided many residents with employment. In 1886, Arthur Frothingham purchased land in Moosic and opened Rocky Glen Park, the second oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania. Visitors enjoyed riding on the popular Million Dollar Roller Coaster until it closed its gates in 1987. Julia's Restaurant/Hotel is one of the oldest landmark establishments in Old Forge, and it is still in operation today, serving great food nightly. By the 1960s, Old Forge earned the title of "Pizza Capital of the World." Its trademark "Old Forge"–style pizza is served in many restaurants throughout Pennsylvania.
ISBN: 9781467120340
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 196
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Margo L. Azzarelli is a historian and author; this is her third book in the Arcadia Images of America Series. She serves as second vice president for the Triboro Historical Society and writes a history column for Our Town Lackawanna County. Many of the photographs were provided by the residents of Old Forge and Moosic in their effort to preserve local history.