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1960s Photographs

1966: YMCA membership drive

New programs equal new members Shown in this 1966 photo are Mrs. James Walter, Don Cramer (center) and Joe DeRenzis as they make plans for the YMCA’s membership drive. The group is checking out the listing of new programs being offered by the Y, which would be used as an enticement for new members. Walter […]

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Pocono Playhouse built on farmland

Born in Morenci, Michigan and graduating from the University of Michigan, Rowena Stevens, founder of the Pocono Playhouse, performed in and managed USO shows overseas during World War II. It was this experience with the USO that led her to build the summer theater. She selected the Pocono Mountains as the site for the new […]

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1965: Out with the old, in with the new – Ehrlich’s

In April 1965, residents of East Stroudsburg witness a passing of an era as the old Ehrlich’s Market building at 107 Washington St. was razed, making way for the expansion of the East Stroudsburg Saving, Building and Loans Association. A year earlier, the market had been moved to 112 N. Courtland St., the site of […]

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1965: Champion Backhoe Operator

In 1965, Ron Focke of East Stroudsburg won the title of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey Champion Backhoe Operator during competition at Pine Brook, N.J. About a week later, Focke, an employee of Contractor Rudolph Drop in East Stroudsburg, would represent the region as he competed for the national backhoe-operator title. He was one […]

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1965: Tired of snow

Take a ride on a chairlift During the summer of the 1965, Christina Borgerding of Syracuse University and Susie Smiley of Penn State found use for the chairlift at Camelback Mountain, and they weren’t skiing. They took in the view of the Poconos, sitting high above the mountains. The two had been contestants for “Queen” […]

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Pocono memories: A weekly feature

  Check out the Pocono Record’s weekly feature “Yesterdays Photo” in the Sunday newspaper, in print and online – posted under Features at, and share your knowledge and appreciation of the past with our readers. Can you identify the instructor and his students (right) in this week’s photo? Send your answer to   […]

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Shawnee Inn, the summer White House?

During President Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower’s two terms in the White House, his brother suggested that Fred Waring’s Shawnee Inn and Golf Club in Shawnee-on-Delaware be used as the summer White House. The idea stemmed from the friendship between Eisenhower and Waring – a relationship that spanned 20 years. However, the suggestion of the summer […]

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Looking back at an Old-Tyme Photo

From the July 28, 2002, “Old-Tyme Photo” feature published in the Pocono Record: Eileen Parton of East Stroudsburg remembered the boys shown in this photo – Bruce Smith, Terry Cramer and Barry Smith. They grew up together in the area of Roller and Borough streets, East Stroudsburg, she recalled. Florence Cramer of Stroudsburg, who also […]

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Remembering the 1960s with photos

      To view additional local photos from the 1960s, check out the gallery:Yesterdays Photos: 1960s Revisited

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