Nestled among the Endless Mountains in Luzerne County, the Wyoming Valley is best known for its rich deposits of anthracite coal. Trolley service in the Wyoming Valley started in 1888 and lasted for more than 60 years.
In a new pictorial history book by Arcadia Publishing, local author Harrison Wick features rare photographs dating from the 1890s to 1950 documenting the trolley system and the communities of the Wyoming Valley.
Wick hopes the book will “bring back fond memories of the area, and he encourages people to tell their stories about the Wyoming Valley.”
Highlights of Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys:
• Features rare historic photographs from the collections of dedicated rail fans, local residents and public archives
• Contains historical research of authors Harold E. Cox and Benson W. Rohrbeck
• Includes images from Wilkes-Barre, Plains, Edwardsville, Larksville, Luzerne, Kingston, Forty Fort, Plymouth, Nanticoke, West Nanticoke, Wyoming, West Wyoming, Pittston, West Pittston and the Back Mountain (Dallas, Kingston Township, Harvey’s Lake)
• Offers a rare look back at a time when Anthracite coal was king in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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