Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A view of the Mattes Street Tower from the new park.
Since I've been tagged, here are a few local blogs of note:
Mandy Boyle: http://mandyboyle.com/
Saucy Bird: http://thesaucybird.com/?p=48
We Talk NEPA: http://wetalknepa.blogspot.com/
Nikki M. Mascali: http://nikkimmblogs.blogspot.com/
Paul Sevensky: http://myquillpen.blogspot.com/
And a couple local websites of note:
Mike the Explorer, NEPAVIEW: http://pic4.piczo.com/nepaview/?g=1&vsrc=search_google
And Carl's informative site on local anthracite mining: http://oldforgecoalmine.com/
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
USS Maine monument in Scranton's Nay Aug Park.
On February 15, 1898 the USS Maine was attacked by Spain in Havana harbor, killing 254 American sailors. War with Spain was declared on April 25, 1898. On May 1, 1898 Commodore Dewey gave his famous command, "You may fire when ready, Gridley," The Spanish fleet in the Pacific was reduced to floating matchsticks in a matter of a few hours.
On July 1, 1898 Colonel Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders up Kettel Hill capturing Spanish positions in Cuba. The press misnamed Kettle Hill as San Juan Hill. Nonetheless Roosevelt became a national hero.
By the time the war ended in August 1898, Spain was no longer a major world power. It was as John Hay wrote, "A splendid little war."
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Cleveland's Playhouse Square, looking east up Euclid Avenue in the mid 1930's. On the left is the vacant Higbee store, after they relocated to Public Square in 1932. The tall building in the distance is the BF Keith Building which housed the RKO Palace Theatre. Also seen on the left are the Allen, Ohio and State Theatres.