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Riassunto: Journey into the history of what was once called the Jewel of the Mid Valley - Olyphant, Pennsylvania, The Queen City. This journey takes the reader through the earliest days of the township and notable events of the past. Included are some famous residents and visitors who passed through over the years, and of course the storied Anthracite Empire that built the town. Check out a wealth of photographic documentation as well as many interesting facts about Olyphant, such as:
A mine disaster occurred at the location of Olyphant s mining memorial statue in 1903 that swallowed an entire hotel into the ground below.
The first woman ever enlisted in the U.S. Navy was from Olyphant.
Patricia Crowley of Olyphant once graced a Life magazine cover in the 1950s.
Nestor Chylak of Olyphant is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his work in the major leagues as an umpire.
President Theodore Roosevelt came to Olyphant to try to find a solution to mining relations in 1910.
Jay Luke is a musician and artist from Throop, Pa. A graduate from Marywood University, Jay is very active in all things art, whether it be through painting, performing with his band, or through his day job as a graphic designer. As a project engineer of the Olyphant Coal Miner Memorial Association, he has delved deeply into the origins of the area and the forgotten histories of the towns around him.
Passionate about not letting future generations forget their local origins, he took on this project to reconnect readers to the past. As writer and poet Wendell Berry once said, "The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
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Descrizione libro Tribute Books, 2009. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 0982256523 2009 first edition Tribute Books (Archbald, Pennsylvania), 8 1/4 x 11 inches tall paperbound, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, , 145 pp. Slight rubbing and edgewear to covers, with minor 'cover curl' to the fore edge tips of the front cover. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this scarce local history. OCLC (No. 427638336) locates only eight copies at institutions worldwide, most in Pennsylvania. [d2] ~TTT~ Contents: Introduction; Origins of the Queen City; The Beginning of the Anthracite Industry; Life In The Mines; That Sinking Feeling; Fire Company History (Stephen Klem III); Street Names; Famous Residents and Visitors; Importance of the Monument Location; The Olyphant Coal Miners Memorial Committee; Frank Wysochansky: Monument Artist (Steve Lichak); Acknowledgements; Bibliography. Olyphant is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, approximately five miles northeast of Scranton on the Lackawanna River in the heart of the anthracite region of the State. Once engaged in the shipping of coal as its main source of employment, Olyphant experienced a severe downturn in the twentieth century. Other industries of the past were the manufacturing of blasting powder, iron and steel goods, cigars, silks, etc. The population was 5,151 at the 2010 census. Codice libro della libreria TTT-0561-5939
Descrizione libro Tribute Books, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110982256523
Descrizione libro Tribute Books, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0982256523