Category Archives: Weather


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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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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1976: Catching some rest

  A warm summer day Susan Savage, a freshman at East Stroudsburg State College, known now as East Stroudsburg University, played softball with gusto in July 1976, but when she took a breather, she treated the sun with kid gloves The photo, snapped by a Pocono Record photographer, illustrated that warm days of summer had [...]

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Plane crashes in Pike County

On a stormy Dec. 19, 1936, Henry Tyndall “Dick” Merrill, an Eastern Air Lines pilot, was miles off course when he dipped his Douglas DC-2 transport low over Milford, Pike County, trying to locate landmarks. After checking the countryside, he swung high only to crash into a grove of dead chestnut trees and bull pines, [...]

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Snow gets in

Not even the Little Gap Covered Bridge in Carbon County was impervious to the driving winds that followed the devastating snowfall of Feb. 6, 1978. Days after the storm, snow could be found resting on the bridge’s interior rimmed timbers. Seventy-three feet long and 15 feet wide, the bridge, which was added to the National [...]

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