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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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Parking & walking in the Stroudsburgs

Nuggets of history • In 1895, John Springer of Stroudsburg tripped and fell on uneven sidewalk, which the “council so kindly laid down” for South Stroudsburg residents, according to The Daily Times, a local newspaper of the time. • The penalty in 1902 for spitting in a public place, which included sidewalks and trolley car [...]

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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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1975: An air hockey mission

A dozen Monroe County youths, trying to break a reported record of 56 hours of playing air hockey, began their contest of endurance at 6 p.m. on Dec. 26, 1975, at the Stroud Township game room and continued playing for more than three days. At first, each team member would play a half an hour. [...]

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1963: The impossible happened

 JFK assassinated, suspect shot Read the front-page coverage of The Daily Record announcing the assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, of President John F. Kennedy and of the shooting two days later of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.          As an added feature, readers may purchase front-page reprints of the newspaper’s coverage of [...]

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Chemical spill closes Route 209

 1986: Brodheadsville becomes a ghost town On Aug. 19, 1986, around 400 – 500 pounds of chemicals spilled from a truck’s open tailgate and onto Route 209 in the center of downtown Brodheadsville. The spill forced authorities to close the highway, making the main thoroughfare look like a ghost town. A call was placed to [...]

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1959: Tobyhanna Post Office dedicated

  On Aug. 1, 1959, there was excitement in the air at Tobyhanna Signal Depot, literally. A helicopter carrying Rep. Francis E. Walter (D-PA) was landing at the facility, which is now known as Tobyhanna Army Depot. Once on the ground, the visiting congressman emerged from the helicopter and was greeted by then-depot commander Col. [...]

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June 5, 1968: Robert F. Kennedy shot

Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 24, was a Jordanian who hated Jews and who had once fallen from a horse trying to become a jockey, those who knew him told an Associated Press reporter. The interview was prompted when Sirhan was identified by police as the man who gunned down Kennedy on June 5, 1968, at Ambassador [...]

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