PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

Question:In a 1947 letter signed by C.K. to the editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a Pittston resident blamed Pittston housewives for “killing the g...

May 19th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Locals lined up to sponsor displaced persons

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Locals lined up to sponsor displaced persons

1947 - 70 Years AgoWith the blessing of John C. Kehoe Sr., The Sunday Dispatch set about promoting Anthracite coal in the United States, Canada and En...

May 12th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Service under fire and daring escape deserved honor

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Service under fire and daring escape deserved honor

Question:In 1947, were those who set Daylight Savings Time in West Pittston, Wyoming, Pittston Township, Avoca, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton breaking the...

May 5th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: News of John C. Kehoe’s death spread rapidly

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: News of John C. Kehoe’s death spread rapidly

Question:In 1947, if a driver left Scranton at 7:30 a.m. how could they arrive in Exeter at 7:10 a.m.?1947 - 70 Years AgoAn advertisement in the Sunda...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Nun held as prisoner of war gets approval to visit family

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Nun held as prisoner of war gets approval to visit family

1948 - 69 Years AgoDupont High School held its first all-sports banquet at the Dupont Community House. Coach Guy S. Costello awarded letters to team m...

April 20th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Two halves of $5 bill hold sad tale for Dupont soldiers

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Two halves of $5 bill hold sad tale for Dupont soldiers

Question:In 1948, to cover delinquent taxes owed to the city of Pittston, the Champ Brewery was up for sale. Of the many items listed in the company&#...

April 14th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Dike system proposal shot down by Army Corps of Engineers

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Dike system proposal shot down by Army Corps of Engineers

1947 - 70 Years AgoA new wage scale and work-hour requirement was implemented for registered nurses caring for patients needing 24 hour care in hospit...

April 6th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Was it gangsters or ghosts inhabiting home with storied past?

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Was it gangsters or ghosts inhabiting home with storied past?

Question:In 1948, why were World War II C-47 war planes flying low over the Greater Pittston area and expected to leave “death in their wakeR...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Peeking into the Past: Pittstonians asked to help influence election result in Italy

Peeking into the Past: Pittstonians asked to help influence election result in Italy

Question:In 1948, By what methods were Italian-American families in Pittston asked to fight Communism in an important election in their homeland, and ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Peeking into the past: Men and women gave surprising answers to political question in 1950

Peeking into the past: Men and women gave surprising answers to political question in 1950

1947 - 70 YEARS AGOIn 1947, a plan formulated by Pittston City Council to collect $30,000 owed to the city by property owners, reduced liens to judgme...

March 16th, 2017 |