Journey Along the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad: Pictorial History of Pocono Mountain Boarding Homes, Hotels, Inns, and Resorts from the Delaware Water Gap to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

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Tribute Books, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 323 pages
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Postcard images capture the transformation of the Pocono Mountains from secluded wilderness to vacation destination.With the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, numerous stations throughout the Pocono region served those temporarily fleeing the confines of city life. A multitude of boarding homes, hotels, inns and resorts provided travelers with a wide variety of accommodations and activities.This work is a representation of the authors 10 year endeavor to collect postcards depicting the Pocono Mountains. The images illustrate how the areas tourism industry developed.Readers are destined to enjoy a journey through time while rediscovering treasured memories from a bygone era.

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About the author (2007)

Alan Sweeney, a businessman with a love of history, is president of the Lackawanna Historical Society and chairman of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. In 2005, he co-authored Gateway to the Clouds, The Story of A Short Line Railroad, The Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad, 1902-1926 with his wife, Judy. That same year, he also co-authored The History of Scranton for Arcadia Press. His one man play Witness at Appomattox debuted in 2006. Alan is a collector of toy soldiers and Africana books. The Sweeneys reside in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pennsylvania and are the parents of two daughters, Rachel and Kara.

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