Category Archives: 1970s Photographs

Michael Jackson performs at Pocono Raceway

The year was 1973 and the country was embroiled in the Watergate scandal, Tony Orlando and Dawn topped the charts, and Michael Jackson played a concert in the Poconos. The site was the Pocono Raceway, and the occasion was the Pocono State Fair.  For 10 days, from July 20 to July 29, 1973, leading performers [...]

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1974: Little Brown Jug’s new look

Henrietta Baldwin, widow of the late Martin S. “Marty” Baldwin, flanked by then-Stroudsburg High School athletic director Wayne Hulsizer and East Stroudsburg counterpart Jack Kist, is shown in 1974 (right) holding the Little Brown Jug. The trophy had been recently refurbished. Marty, who died in August ’74, originally donated the trophy that is awarded to [...]

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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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1977: Farmer pays off 51-year-old debt

“It’s very likely the hospital saved my life.” – Dawson Gillem Dawson Gillem, a honest West End Farmer, who paid a long-overdue bill to Pocono Hospital, made front-page news in 1977. The bill’s origin can be traced to 1926, when “Daws” and his daughter were admitted to the hospital in East Stroudsburg, suffering from typhoid [...]

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Frozen Dinner

Temperatures on Jan. 5, 1976, were below freezing in Brodheadsville, but these horses were oblivious to the cold as they munched on the crisp weeds jutting through the snow. ♦ ♦ ♦ View the January 2014 photo gallery of the ice-covered Poconos. Also, check out the readers’ photo gallery of the first major snowstorm of [...]

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