Author Archives: Janis Dahlman

Old Beakleyville Baptist Church

Founded in early 1800s, the congregation of the Beakleyville Baptist Church first attended worship services in a barn. When land was donated, it became possible to build a church – a small white structure along today’s Route 447 in East Stroudsburg. Hannah Barry Van Vliet, of East Stroudsburg pioneer stock, was just one the folks [...]

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From mansion to office building

From majestic Kitson House to modern Kitson building The old Victorian home that once stood at 745 Main St. in downtown Stroudsburg had had its share of identities — the mansion of a wealthy family, a diner, Mexican restaurant and a nightclub — before being demolished. Although the exact date of construction of the building is [...]

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1990: Prom night, a moment captured

  Seniors Eileen Wackley and Tory Van Why of Stroudsburg High School share a moment at the beginning of prom night on June 2, 1990. On this special night, all four Monroe County public high schools held proms. • • • View a photo gallery of the county-wide prom night. Purchase reprints of this photo. [...]

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1979: Season’s first snowfall

Looking back: East Stroudsburg Train Station Snow-laden power lines gave out under the stress of heavy snow as the season’s first snowfall hit the Poconos on Oct. 10, 1979, leaving parts of the Slate Belt, Delaware Water Gap and Shawnee-on-Delaware without electricity for several hours. The half-inch snowfall mirrored the Oct. 19, 1925, snowfall as the [...]

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1979: Summer madness

  Searching for kicks on a free Friday afternoon, Aug. 31, 1979,  Mike Rath of Stroudsburg – surrounded by an appropriately sized inner tube – took a plunge, falling five feet over a waterfall at the Stroudsburg Municipal Water Authority plant.   Purchase reprints of these photos and other Pocono Record photos  

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1988: Stroudsburg High renovation continues

Although the ongoing renovation of Stroudsburg High School was continuing at a good pace in December 1988, reopening of school looked bleak. Doubts circulated whether the next semester would begin on time as construction crews dominated the site. However, the fears were unfounded; temporary classroom space was set up in alternate parts of the building, allowing [...]

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Wanna buy a photo?

Looking for an everlasting keepsake for that special person or unique present for a friend? The Pocono Record may have the perfect gift. Photos, taken by our professional staff or freelancers, can be transferred to T-shirts, puzzles, key chains, mugs, playing cards. And the list goes on. To order, click on the “shopping cart/Purchase this [...]

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Did you dine at Jerry’s Diner?

Jerry’s Diner, gone from Stroudsburg for more than 15 years, was a community landmark at 207 N. Ninth St. Once known as the Lackawanna Trail Diner, Jerry’s listing faded from the local phone books in 1996-’97.   The name most associated with the diner is George Metropoulos. Metropoulos operated the diner until the early 1950s, [...]

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1979: Nine cars and 18 trucks crash on I-80

Nine people, two seriously, were injured on Jan. 24, 1979, when 27 vehicles — nine cars and 18 trucks — piled up on the fog-shrouded, icy westbound lane of Interstate 80 near Long Pond, about 3 miles west of the junction with Interstate 380. Police said that it was the third in a five-hour series of crashes [...]

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1914: NCOs of Company G

  Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P. On Feb. 1, 1914, the non-commissioned officers of Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P., East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, posed for a photographer, whose name was given only as Knox. Five days later, the photo appeared on the front page of The Morning Press, the local newspaper of the time. The soldiers [...]

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