Lackawanna County Chronicles

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The green hills and bustling boroughs of Lackawanna County have fostered a remarkable history of pioneering citizens and momentous events. Dr. Mary C. Nivison became the first female physician in the city when she opened her Scranton practice in 1871. Audiences were amazed in 1915, when Harry Houdini escaped from a large cask of beer at the Poli Theatre. The Pennsylvania county had its share of mayhem and tragedy as well. In 1923, the Laurel Line bandits held up the train between Moosic and Avoca, and nineteen years later, the flood of 1942 sent waters rushing down Carbondale's Main Street. From the stories of the Great Riot of 1877 to memories of the Club Burger at Carrol's Restaurant, local author Margo L. Azzarelli chronicles the history of Lackawanna County with this fascinating series of vignettes.
ISBN: 9781626197619
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 55
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Margo L. Azzarelli is a writer and researcher specializing in local history. She writes a bi-monthly column for Our Town, Lackawanna County. The author of three books with Arcadia Publishing, she also writes and produces historical programs and plays. Mrs. Azzarelli volunteers for the Lackawanna Historical Society and is the second vice-president for the Triboro Historical Society. She is a member and former board member of the Anthracite Heritage Museum. She lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with her family.
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