Category Archives: Politics


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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Nude drawings banned from courthouse

  In 1988, a group of local artists staged a demonstration in support of the right to exhibit artwork – more specifically figure drawings – in the Monroe County Courthouse, a public building. Artists holding posters featuring artwork of robust women by the masters such as Rembrandt and Picasso lined the outside of the courthouse [...]

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Gun-Toting Granny

In 2007, Monroe County resident Lenny Ventre was searching for the name of this gun-toting granny, when he submitted the picture to “Yesterdays Photo.” His hope that the old gal could be identified became a reality, when Harry Butler of Price Township saw the published photo and wrote to the Pocono Record. “As many old-timers [...]

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Yesterday, Today and Forever

  Abraham Lincoln, born Feb. 12, 1809, in rural Kentucky, served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. His presidency ended by assassination. Lincoln may be best remembered for creation of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and the Gettysburg Address, one of the most quoted speeches in history [...]

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Pennsylvania Gov. William Warren Scranton

William Warren Scranton, a Republican from Lackawanna County, elected governor of Pennsylvania, took office Jan. 15, 1963, and served until Jan. 17, 1967.  Shown in this photo is the governor during his term in office. When Scranton became governor, Pennsylvania was confronted with the deterioration of three key industries – coal, railroads and textiles, and [...]

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Travel back in time with Pocono Record

Imagine traveling back through history, seeing John F. Kennedy during his 1963 visit to Milford or  paying 25 cents for breakfast at the Indian Queen Hotel in Stroudsburg during 1931 or watching Stroudsburg High School burned in 1927. Although time travel in not yet possible, a virtual journey with this blog to the past is [...]

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