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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: 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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Gas pumps from a bygone era

    Gap pumps sitting outside of what was once the Cresco garage attracted attention as far away as Japan, according to the 1992 caption on this photo. When a Japanese film crew was shooting in the Barrett Township area, they stopped for a look.  

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1847: Easton and Milford stagecoach

In 1847, passengers traveling on the Easton and Milford Mail Line from Easton could catch the stagecoach at Joseph Hagenbuch’s Inn every Monday, Wednesday or Friday for the trip north. After leaving Easton, the stage would stop at Richmond, Centreville, Williamsburg, Dill’s Ferry, Delaware Water Gap, Dutotsburg, Stroudsburg, Bushkill and Dingmans Ferry, before arriving in [...]

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