|Nickname: Electric City|
|Motto: Embracing Our People, Our Traditions, and Our Future|
Location in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
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|April 23, 1866 (city)|
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The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Lackawanna County is a County in the US state of Pennsylvania. Northeastern Pennsylvania is the mountainous area of Pennsylvania that includes the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and former Anthracite coal The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The United States of America —commonly referred to as the As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320) (2006 estimate: 72,861). After Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading, Scranton is Pennsylvania's sixth most populous city. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə For the song by Billy Joel, see " Allentown (song." For the neighborhood in Pittsburgh Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ is the county seat of Berks County Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern
Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley. The Lackawanna River is a Tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 35 mi (56 km long in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United It is the largest city located in a contiguous quilt-work of former anthracite coal mining communities including the smaller cities of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Anthracite ( Greek Ανθρακίτης literally "a type of coal" from Anthrax, coal is a hard compact variety of mineral Coal that has a high Wilkes-Barre (ˈwɪlksbɛrə or /-bɛri/ is the central city of the Wyoming Valley and County seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania Pittston is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856 and as a city on April 23, 1866. A borough is an Administrative division of various countries In principle the term borough designates a self-governing Township although in practice Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1856 ( MDCCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Present-day Scranton and the surrounding area had been inhabited by the native Lenape tribe, from whose language "Lackawanna" (or "le-can-hanna", meaning "stream that forks") is derived. The shannon (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans were in the 17th century organized bands of Native American peoples with shared cultural and linguistic A tribe, viewed historically or developmentally consists of a Social group existing before the development of or outside of States Many anthropologists use Gradually, settlers from New England came to the area in the late 1700s, establishing mills and other small businesses, and their village became known as Slocum Hollow. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the Isaac Tripp, known as the first settler, built his home here in 1778 which still stands in the Providence section of the city as a testament to this era.
Though anthracite coal was being mined in Carbondale to the north and Wilkes-Barre to the south, the industry that precipitated the city's growth was iron and steel. Anthracite ( Greek Ανθρακίτης literally "a type of coal" from Anthrax, coal is a hard compact variety of mineral Coal that has a high Iron (ˈаɪɚn is a Chemical element with the symbol Fe (ferrum and Atomic number 26 Steel is an Alloy consisting mostly of Iron, with a Carbon content between 0 Iron T-rails were first manufactured in America at the Montour Iron Works in Danville, Pennsylvania, on October 8, 1845. A Rail profile is a Hot rolled Steel profile of a specific Shape or cross section (an asymmetrical I-beam) designed Danville is a borough in Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the County seat, on the North Branch of the Susquehanna Prior, they were made in England and shipped overseas. In 1847, brothers Seldon T. and George W. Scranton began producing iron T-rails for the Erie Railroad in New York state. The Erie Railroad was a Railroad that operated in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Soon after, Scranton became a major producer of these rails. The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) was founded in 1851 by the Scrantons to transport iron and coal products from the Lackawanna valley. The Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company ( DL&W or Lackawanna) was a Railroad connecting Pennsylvania 's Lackawanna Valley The Pennsylvania Coal Company built a gravity railroad here for this purpose as well. A Gravity railroad ( US) or Gravity railway ( UK) is a Railroad on a slope that allow cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast In 1856, the Borough of Scranton was officially incorporated and named after its industrious founders. The Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Canal Company, which had its own gravity railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale, built a steam railroad that entered Scranton in 1863. "D&H" redirects here for the firearm magazine manufacturing company see D&H Industries The Delaware and Hudson Railway ( D&H) is an Honesdale is the County seat of Wayne County Pennsylvania and is located 32 miles (52 km northeast of Scranton. Steam railroad is a term used in the United States to distinguish conventional heavy Railroads from Street railways Interurban streetcar lines
Scranton was incorporated as a city of 35,000 in 1866 when the surrounding boroughs of Hyde Park (now part of the city's West Side) and Providence (now part of North Scranton) were merged with Scranton. The nation's first successful, continuously-operating electrified streetcar (trolley) system was established in the city in 1886, giving it the nickname "The Electric City". A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train In the late 1890s Scranton was home to a series of early International League baseball teams. The International League ( IL) is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States. By 1890, three other railroads had built lines to tap into the rich supply of coal in and around the city, including the Erie Railroad, the Central Railroad of New Jersey and finally the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad (NYO&W). The Central Railroad of New Jersey, more commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines or CNJ, was a regional railroad with origins in the 1830s lasting until 1976 when The New York Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W or NYO&W, was a regional Railroad with origins in 1868, lasting until Underneath the city, a network of coal veins was mined by workers who were given jobs by the wealthy coal barons with low pay, long hours and unsafe working conditions. Children as young as 8 or 9 worked 14-hour days separating slate from coal in the breakers. A coal breaker processes raw chunks of mined coal and breaks them into various sizes useful for different types of furnaces
By the United States Census of 1900, the population of Scranton was about 102,026, making it the 38th largest city in the United States. The United States Census is a decennial Census mandated by the United States Constitution. The turn of the 20th century saw many beautiful homes of Victorian architecture built in the Hill and Green Ridge sections of the city. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. In 1901, the dwindling local iron ore supply took the Lackawanna Steel Company away to Lackawanna, New York, where iron ore from Minnesota was more readily available by ships on the Great Lakes. Lackawanna is a City in Erie County, New York, US, located just south of the city of Buffalo in the western part of New York Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The city lost the industry on which it was founded.
Scranton forged ahead as the center of Pennsylvania's anthracite coal industry. During the first half of the 20th century, it became home to many groups of newly arrived immigrants from Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. This patchwork still survives and is represented by the Catholic and Orthodox churches that primarily dot the North Scranton, West Side and South Side neighborhoods of the city. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest single Christian Communion in the world In 1903, an electric interurban railroad known as the Laurel Line was started, and two years later connected to nearby Wilkes-Barre, 20 miles southwest. In Australia "interurban" is a general term for Intercity rail. The Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, more commonly known as the Laurel Line, was a Third rail electric Interurban streetcar line which operated Working conditions for miners were improved by the efforts of labor leaders like John Mitchell, whose is honored with a statue on the downtown Courthouse Square. This article refers to the president of a miner's union Please see the John Mitchell disambiguation page for other people of the same name By the mid-1930s, the city population had swelled to over 140,000 due to the extensive growth of the mining and silk textile industries. Silk is a natural Protein Fiber, some forms of which can be woven into Textiles The best-known type of silk is obtained from cocoons World War II created a great demand for energy, which was satisfied by expanded strip mining operations throughout the area. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Surface mining is a type of Mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit are removed
After World War II, it became clear that coal was losing favor to other energy sources such as oil and natural gas. In contrast to other cities in the United States that prospered in the post-war "boom", the fortunes and population of Scranton (and the rest of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties) began to diminish. Luzerne County is a County located in the US state of Pennsylvania. Coal production and rail traffic declined rapidly throughout the 1950s. In 1952, the Laurel Line ceased passenger service. The trolleys of the Scranton Transit Company that gave the city its nickname transferred all operations to buses as the 1954 holiday season approached. In 1955, some eastern and southern parts of the city were destroyed by the floods of Hurricane Diane, and 80 lives were lost in the area. Hurricane Diane was one of three Hurricanes to hit North Carolina during the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season. The NYO&W Railroad, which depended heavily on its Scranton branch for freight traffic, was completely abandoned in 1957
The Knox Mine Disaster of January 1959 all but erased the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Knox Mine disaster was a Mining accident that took place in the Greater Pittston, Port Griffith Pennsylvania village of Jenkins Township Pennsylvania The event terminated thousands of jobs as the waters of the Susquehanna River flooded the mines. The Susquehanna River (originally "Sasquesahanough" per the 1612 John Smith map is a River located in the northeastern United States.  The DL&W Railroad, nearly bankrupt by the drop in coal traffic and the effects of Hurricane Diane, merged with the Erie Railroad in 1960. Scranton had been the hub of its operations until the Erie Lackawanna merger, when it was no longer needed in this capacity; it was another severe blow to the labor market. The Erie Lackawanna Railway, known as the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad until 1968 was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware Lackawanna Mine subsidence was a spreading problem in the city as pillar supports in abandoned mines began to fail; cave-ins sometimes consumed entire blocks of homes. In Geology, Engineering, and Surveying, subsidence is the motion of a surface (usually the Earth's surface as it shifts downward relative to The area was then scarred by abandoned coal mining structures, strip mines and massive culm dumps. A slag heap (also called bing, Boney piles, culm, waste coal, Terekons (Russian, gob piles, or slate dumps During the 1960s and 1970s, the silk and other textile industries also shrunk as jobs moved south or overseas. During the 1970s and 1980s, many of the downtown storefronts and theaters became vacant as suburban shopping malls became the dominant venues for shopping and entertainment.
There has been an emphasis on revitalization since the mid-1980s. Local government and much of the community at large have adopted a renewed interest in the city's buildings and history. Aged and empty properties are being redesigned and marketed as tourist attractions. The Steamtown National Historic Site captures the area's once-prominent position in the railroad industry. Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62 Acres (0  The former DL&W train station is restored as the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, formerly known as the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station, is a historic building in Scranton, Pennsylvania  The Electric City Trolley Museum was created next to the DL&W yards that "Steamtown" occupies. The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Steamtown National Historic Site.  The two-story Mall at Steamtown was built in 1993 and has advanced the downtown business district's return as a regional shopping destination. The Mall at Steamtown is a shopping center and the commercial centerpiece of Scranton Pennsylvania, United States Developers and brokers are beginning to descend on dilapidated buildings and vacant lots to further sculpt a new downtown to be characterized by modern and attractive office, residential and retail space. Nay Aug Park has been a particular target for current Mayor Chris Doherty, having seen numerous renovations after many years of disrepair.
In spite of this progress, a 2001 Washington Post Magazine column described Wilkes-Barre as "awful" and Scranton as "awfuler" and named it a contender for the "armpit of America. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D " There has since been an attempt to renew pride among Scrantonians by elected officials.  Other attractions responsible for recent popularity and favorable attention to Scranton include the Snö Mountain ski resort (formerly Montage Mountain), the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (formerly the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons), AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees, and their PNC Field, and the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain concert venue. Snö Mountain (sometimes rendered Sno Mountain), is a Ski resort in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are the Class-AAA Minor league baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. PNC Field, formerly Lackawanna County Stadium (1989-2007 is a 10982-seat Minor league baseball Stadium in Moosic Pennsylvania (between Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain is an Amphitheatre located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
In addition, the hit NBC sitcom The Office has brought attention to Scranton, culminating in the Office Convention, and a Washington Post article titled "Scranton, Making All the Dwight Moves. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D "
Scranton is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 4 square miles (65. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The city has 25. 2 square miles (65. 3 km²) of land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 5 km²) of water. The total area is 0. 83% water.(41. 410629, -75. 667411)
The elevation of "Center City" is approximately 750 feet (229 m) above sea level. Generally, the city is hilly, with its inhabited portions ranging approximately from 650 feet (220 m) to 1400 feet (425 m). The city is flanked by mountains to the east and west whose elevations range from 1900 feet (580 m) to 2100 feet (640 m).
Scranton is broken up into four major sections: West Side, South Side, the Hill Section and North Scranton. Two major subsets are Green Ridge, an area two miles from downtown Scranton between the Hill Section and North Scranton, and Minooka, in the southwest part of South Scranton, bordering on neighboring boroughs Taylor and Moosic. The Hill Section is located in the eastern part of the city. Other sections include: East Mountain, an off shoot of South Scranton; West Mountain, an off shoot of West Side; Tripp Park, a small area located between West Scranton and North Scranton; the Plot, a flood prone neighborhood at the foot of the hills of Green Ridge; Bull’s Head, a largely Portuguese and Italian neighborhood between North and West Scranton; Pine Brook which is between downtown Scranton and Green Ridge, and Bellevue, a section bridging lower North Scranton, West Scranton, and South Scranton. Green Ridge is known to be the wealthiest of the neighborhoods. It is in Green Ridge and the Hill Section that the mansions built by former coal barons still stand. As with most cities and neighborhoods, boundaries can be ambiguous and are not always uniformly defined.
|Est. 2006||72,861||−4. 7%|
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As of the census of 2000, there were 76,415 people, 31,303 households, and 18,124 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 3,029. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2 per square mile (1,169. 4/km²). There were 35,336 housing units at an average density of 1,400. 8 per square mile (540. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93. 54% White, 3. 02% African American, 0. 11% Native American, 1. 08% Asian, 0. 02% Pacific Islander, 1. 16% from other races, and 1. 07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race make up 2. 62% of the population.
There were 31,303 households out of which 24. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39. 8% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42. 1% were non-families. The city had 36. 7% of its households with single occupancy and 18. 1% whose individual was aged at least 65. The average household size was 2. 29 and the average family size was 3. 01.
The population's age is distributed with 20. 8% under 18, 12. 3% from 18 to 24, 25. 5% from 25 to 44, 21. 2% from 45 to 64, and 20. 1% at least 65. The median age was 39. For every 100 females there were 87. 0 males. For every 100 females aged at least 18, there were 83. 0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,805, and the median income for a family was $41,642. Males had a median income of $30,829 versus $21,858 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,174. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country Found below the poverty line are 15. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of the population, 10. 7% of families, 18. 9% of those under age 18 and 12. 0% of those at least age 65.
Ancestries: Irish (30. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate 3%), Italian (19. The' Italian people' are a Southern European Ethnic group located primarily in Italy, Switzerland, France and by virtue of a wide-ranging 4%), German (15. The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as 7%), Polish (14. The Polish people, or Poles, (Polacy) are a Western Slavic Ethnic group of Central Europe, living predominantly in Poland. 8%), Welsh (6. The Welsh people ( Welsh: Cymro ("Welshman" Cymraes ("Welsh woman" Cymry ("Welshmen/women" Cymry 9%), English (5. The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English 8%) (City-Data. com).
Scranton has a notably large Irish American population. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. According to the census of 2000, over 30% of the total population reported Irish ancestry, which is the highest percentage of Irish ancestry for a city of this size.
The local dialect of American English is "Northeast Pennsylvania English", at least for the older generations of Scranton residents. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος dialektos) is a variety of a Language that is characteristic of a particular group of Phonology North American English regional phonology In many ways compared to English English, North American English is conservative in its Phonology. Northeast Pennsylvania English is the local Dialect of American English spoken in northeastern Pennsylvania, specifically in the Coal Region,
As of the 2006 American Community Survey the average family size is 2. 95. Of the population that's 25 years old and over 83. 3% of them have graduated from High School. 18. 7% of them have a Bachelor's degree or higher. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and In labor force (population 16 years and over) 57. 6% of them work. The per capita income (in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars) is 17. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 187.
Incorporated as a paid service in 1901, the Scranton Fire Department services the city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fire department is a full-time service consisting of approximately 140 firefighters. Scranton's Fire Headquarters is located on Mulberry Street in Central City. The fire department also has stations in the city's South Side, the Pinebrook section, West Side, North Scranton, Bull's Head, the Petersburg section and on East Mountain. 
The Scranton Police Patrol Division is broken down into three shifts. Each shift has a minimum of 26 officers. Police headquarters is located on South Washington Avenue near the border between downtown Scranton and the city's South Side. Special Units include Arson Investigations, Auto Theft Task Force, Child Abuse Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Canine Unit, Community Development and Highway Unit. 
Emergency medical services are provided by two private companies, Community Life Support and Lackawanna Ambulance. The city requires that only Advanced Life Support units respond to emergencies, which include a crew of a Paramedic and an EMT. Ambulances are dispatched by an advanced GPS system which allows the 911 dispatcher to send the closest ambulance to the scene of the emergency.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is the 54th largest television market in the United States.  Local television stations include WNEP, an ABC affiliate, WBRE, an NBC affiliate, WYOU, a CBS affiliate, WVIA, a PBS affiliate, WOLF, a FOX affiliate and WSWB, a CW affiliate. WNEP-TV, channel 16 is the ABC -affiliated Television station for northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, licensed to Scranton. WBRE-TV, channel 28 is the NBC -affiliated Television station for northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, licensed to Wilkes-Barre. This article is for the Scranton PA television station For the Madison WI community access channel please see WYOU (Madison. WVIA-TV is the PBS member station broadcasting on channel 44 to most of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. WSWB, channel 38 is the CW -affiliated Television station for northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, licensed to Scranton. Additionally, local government and public access programming is aired on Comcast cable channels 61 and 62.
Scranton is headquarters of Times-Shamrock Communications, which publishes the city's major newspaper, The Times-Tribune, a Pulitzer Prize winning broadsheet daily founded in 1870. Times-Shamrock Communications is an American media company based in Scranton Pennsylvania. The Times-Tribune is a morning newspaper serving the Scranton Pennsylvania area The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Times-Shamrock also publishes Electric City, a weekly entertainment tabloid and The Citizens' Voice, a daily tabloid based in Wilkes-Barre. The Citizens' Voice is a Tabloid newspaper published daily in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. The Times Leader is a daily paper that primarily covers Wilkes-Barre, but also publishes in Scranton and the Weekender is a Wilkes-Barre based entertainment tabloid with distribution in Scranton. The Times Leader is a privately owned newspaper in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. There are also several other print publications with a more narrow focus, including the Union News, La Voz Latina, Melanian News and the Antenna, an arts and culture zine.
Scranton's radio market is ranked #70 by Arbitron's ranking system. Arbitron ( is a Radio audience research company in the United States which collects listener data on radio audiences similar to that collected by Nielsen Media The following boxes contain all the radio stations in the area:
Scranton has a long history of supporting professional sports, dating back to the late 19th century when minor league baseball first came to the area. The Scranton Indians were the cities first professional baseball team and began play in 1887. The city was host to minor league baseball teams in the Pennsylvania State League, Eastern League, Atlantic League, New York State League, New York-Pennsylvania League. Currently the city is home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are the Class-AAA Minor league baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Yankees play their home games at PNC Field. PNC Field, formerly Lackawanna County Stadium (1989-2007 is a 10982-seat Minor league baseball Stadium in Moosic Pennsylvania (between
In other sports, the Empire Football League's Scranton Eagles are the league's most dominant team, having won 11 championships. The Empire Football League (EFL is a Semi-professional American football League that operates franchises based primarily in New York and The af2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, who play at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre have made the playoffs for 4 years straight and contended for the Arena Cup in 2007. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football League 's Minor league, which started play in 2000. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are a minor league Arena football team playing in the Af2. The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza is an 8300-seat multi-purpose Arena located in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania managed by SMG Wilkes-Barre (ˈwɪlksbɛrə or /-bɛri/ is the central city of the Wyoming Valley and County seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania The North East Pennsylvania Miners of the North American Football League have recently started play in the area. The North American Soccer League is sometimes mistakenly called the North American Football League NAFL redirects here for the Northern Irish soccer league Syracuse men's basketball coach, Jim Boeheim played professional basketball in Scranton before his career as a coach. The Syracuse Orange is the Nickname used by the athletic teams of Syracuse University. James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim (ˈbeɪhaɪm born November 17, 1944) is the men's Basketball head coach for Syracuse University. The city's former basketball teams include the Scranton Apollos and the Scranton Miners. Hockey came to the area in 1999 when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins began play at the Wachovia Arena. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL 's Pittsburgh Penguins. The team has since won conference championships in 2001 and 2004.
Many of Scranton's attractions celebrate its heritage as an industrial center in iron and coal production as well as its ethnic diversity. The Scranton Iron Furnaces are remnants of the city's founding industry and of the Scranton family's Lackawanna Steel Company. The Scranton Iron Furnaces is a historic site that preserves the heritage of iron making in the U  The Steamtown National Historic Site seeks to preserve the history of steam locomotives. Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62 Acres (0  The Electric City Trolley Museum preserves and operates pieces of Pennsylvania streetcar history. The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Steamtown National Historic Site.  The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park is open for those who desire to learn about the history of mining and railroads in the Scranton area. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is a museum and retired Coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. McDade Park is a community park located in Scranton Pennsylvania. The tours are conducted inside a part of a former working mine.  The DL&W Passenger Station is now a Radisson hotel with dining and banquet and conference facilities called Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, formerly known as the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station, is a historic building in Scranton, Pennsylvania .
Museums in Scranton include the Everhart Museum in Nay Aug Park, which houses a collection of "natural history, science and art" exhibits and the Houdini Museum features films, exhibits, and a stage show. The Everhart Museum is a non-profit art natural history and ethnographic Museum located in Nay Aug Park It is housed in a unique, century-old building. Terence Powderly's house, still a private dwelling, is one of the city's many historic buildings and the city's other National Historic Landmark besides Steamtown. The Terence V Powderly House is located along North Main Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the Tripp House was built by the Tripp family in 1771 and is the oldest building in the city.
The city's religious history is evident in the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann which draws thousands of pilgrims to its annual novena and St. Stanislaus Cathedral which is the national seat of the Polish National Catholic Church in North America. The Basilica of the National Shrine of St Ann is a Roman Catholic Minor basilica located in Scranton Pennsylvania. For the town in Singapore, see Novena Singapore. Novena is the feminine form of the Medieval Latin word Saint Stanisław Szczepanowski or Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów (July 26 1030 &ndash April 11? 1079 was a Bishop of Kraków known chiefly for having been This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral The Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC is a Christian church founded and based in the United States by Polish-Americans who were Roman Catholic The history of the founding of this denomination is intricately tied with Polish immigration to Scranton in the late 19th century. The Polish people, or Poles, (Polacy) are a Western Slavic Ethnic group of Central Europe, living predominantly in Poland. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar
Scranton's large Irish population is represented in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, first held in 1862. The St Patrick's Day Parade in Scranton is the fourth largest St It is organized by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Association of Lackawanna County and is now the nation's fourth largest.  Over 8,000 people participate on the Saturday before Saint Patrick's Day including floats, bagpipe players, high school bands and Irish groups. Saint Patrick's Day (Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig) colloquially St In 2008, crowds estimated as high as 150,000 people congregated downtown for the event. 
For recreational opportunities, there is Snö Mountain Ski Resort (formerly called "Montage Mountain"), which rivals the numerous resorts of the Poconos in popularity and offers a relatively comprehensive range of difficulty levels. Snö Mountain (sometimes rendered Sno Mountain), is a Ski resort in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The 26. 2-mile Steamtown Marathon has been held each October since 1996 and finishes in downtown Scranton. The Steamtown Marathon is an official-distance Marathon founded by Bill King in 1996 Nay Aug park is the largest of several parks in Scranton and was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. Frederick Law Olmsted ( April 25, 1822 &ndash August 28, 1903) was an American landscape designer and father of American Central Park is a large public Urban park in New York City, with about twenty-five million visitors annually Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York
The Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, a partially covered amphitheater seating 17,500, is Scranton's primary concert venue. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain is an Amphitheatre located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In the summer months, musical artists ranging from James Taylor to Dave Matthews Band perform. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is an impressive piece of architecture which houses several auditoriums and a large ballroom. The Scranton Cultural Center (formerly the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral is a theatre and cultural center in Scranton Pennsylvania. It plays host to the Northeast Philharmonic, Broadway Theater and other touring performances.
The city has made numerous appearances in popular culture, notably as the setting of current NBC sitcom The Office. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Video of the city filmed by cast member John Krasinski's friends is featured in the opening theme. John Burke Krasinski (born October 20, 1979) is an American Actor, Film director and Writer. The program makes frequent references to actual attributes of Scranton and the surrounding area, including the Mall at Steamtown, Farley's Pub, Poor Richard's Pub, Montage Mountain, The Scranton Anthracite Museum, and Lake Wallenpaupack. The Mall at Steamtown is a shopping center and the commercial centerpiece of Scranton Pennsylvania, United States Farley's Eatery & Pub is a restaurant in downtown Scranton Pennsylvania, and is considered a staple of Scrantonian culinary culture Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain is an Amphitheatre located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Lake Wallenpaupack ( is an Artificial reservoir in Pennsylvania, USA. In a February 2006 episode, Steve Carell's character Michael Scott describes New York City as "Scranton on acid. Stories without links will be removed. News stories must be in English Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Michael Gary Scott (born March 15, 1964) is a Fictional character on NBC 's The Office portrayed by Steve Carell The City of New York No, on speed. No, on steroids. " In a November 2006 episode called "The Merger", Scott creates an orientation video titled "Lazy Scranton" (a parody of "Lazy Sunday") in which he highlights many popular Scranton attractions. Michael Gary Scott (born March 15, 1964) is a Fictional character on NBC 's The Office portrayed by Steve Carell Lazy Sunday is a Music video starring Saturday Night Live cast members Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg and Also many local items are placed around the office like a quilt with the University of Scranton's logo on it, a Froggy 101 bumper sticker (local radio), and bobble head dolls from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. WGGY 1013 FM also known as Froggy 101, is a Country music Radio station that broadcasts out of Scranton Pennsylvania, its city of license A bobblehead doll, also known as a bobbing head doll, nodder, or wobbler, is a type of Collectible Doll.
The city also served as the setting of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play That Championship Season by Jason Miller was based on the fictional lives of Scranton's 1957 state basketball champions. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented That Championship Season is Jason Miller's 1982 film version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. Jason Miller (April 22 1939 – May 13 2001 was an American Actor and Pulitzer Prize -winning Playwright. Miller wrote and directed the 1982 screenplay in which all exterior scenes were filmed in Scranton at his insistence.
Scranton has also been referenced in a cartoon in a May 2005 issue of The New Yorker, on the Travel Channel's Magic Road Trip program featured the city's Houdini Museum as one of the world's top magic attractions, in Harry Chapin's 1974 song "30,000 Pounds of Bananas," which dramatizes the wreck of a truck carrying bananas on March 26, 1965 just outside downtown Scranton, the city is also the subject of George Inness's 1855 painting the "Lackawanna Valley", which now hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry Harry Forster Chapin ( December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer Songwriter, and Humanitarian Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. " 30000 Pounds of Bananas " sometimes spelled "Thirty-Thousand Pounds of Bananas" is a song by Harry Chapin from his 1974 album Verities Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. George Inness ( May 1, 1825 - August 3, 1894) was an American Landscape painter; born in Newburgh New York Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year This article is about the National Gallery of the United States for other National Galleries see National Gallery. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D
The main highways that service Scranton are Interstate 81, which runs north to Binghamton, New York and Ontario and south to Harrisburg and Tennessee; Interstate 84, which runs east to Milford and New England; Interstate 380, which runs south to Mount Pocono and Interstate 80 east to New York City; Interstate 476/Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, which runs south to Allentown and Philadelphia; U.S. Route 6, which runs east to Carbondale and parallel to I-84 to New England and west to Erie; and U.S. Route 11, which runs parallel to I-81. Interstate 81 (abbreviated I-81) is an Interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. Binghamton, known as The Parlor City is a City located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Harrisburg is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an Interstate highway extending from Dunmore Pennsylvania (near Scranton Pennsylvania) at an intersection Milford is a borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. Mount Pocono is a Borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Interstate 80 (I-80 is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States (after I-90) The City of New York Route description Blue Route portion of Interstate 476 between Interstate 95 and Interstate 276, going north-south through Delaware The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the state of Pennsylvania, United States. US Route 6, also called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, is a main route of the U US Route 11 is a north-south United States highway extending 1645 mile
Scranton's provider of public transportation is the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS). COLTS buses provide extensive service within the city and more limited service that reaches in all directions to Carbondale, Daleville, Pittston, and Fleetville. Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. Covington Township is the name of some places in the US state of Pennsylvania Covington Township Clearfield County Pennsylvania Covington Township Pittston is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Benton Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is located in nearby Avoca. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is an airport located in Avoca Pennsylvania, near the border of Luzerne County and Lackawanna County, Avoca is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, ten miles (16 km northeast of Wilkes Barre and nine miles (15 km southwest of Scranton. The airport is serviced by Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Airways. An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land Continental Airlines Inc ( is a United States certificated air carrier. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Northwest Airlines Inc (often abbreviated NWA) is the principal subsidiary United Air Lines Inc, trading as United Airlines ( is a major airline of the United States. US Airways Inc is the fifth largest Airline in the United States.
Martz Trailways and Greyhound Lines provide coach bus transportation from its downtown station to New York City, Philadelphia and other points in the northeast. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States.
Private operators such as Posten Taxi and McCarthy Flowered Cabs service the Scranton area. They are hired by telephone through central dispatch and cannot be hailed on the street as in larger cities.
Rail transportation plays an important part in the city's history and continues to have an impact today. The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority is a bi-county creation of both Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and Monroe County, Pennsylvania to oversee the use of common rail freight lines in Northeastern Pennsylvania, including one formerly owned by Conrail running from Scranton, through the Pocono Mountains towards New Jersey and the New York City market. Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority is a bi-county creation of both Lackawanna County Pennsylvania and Monroe County Pennsylvania to oversee the use of Lackawanna County is a County in the US state of Pennsylvania. Monroe County is in the US state of Pennsylvania. Named in honor of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, the County Northeastern Pennsylvania is the mountainous area of Pennsylvania that includes the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and former Anthracite coal Consolidated Rail Corporation, also known as Conrail, began operations on April 1, 1976 as a federally funded takeover of the major railroad The Pocono Mountains region is a mountainous region of about 2400 square miles (6200 km² located in northeastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. The City of New York One of its primary objectives is to re-establish rail passenger service via New Jersey Transit between Scranton and Hoboken, New Jersey by way of the New Jersey Cut-Off, with connecting service into Manhattan, New York. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. The Lackawanna Cut-Off was a high-speed double-track railway line in the USA which was constructed by the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad between Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York
The Canadian Pacific Railway (Delaware and Hudson division) operates the former DL&W line between Scranton and Binghamton, with frequent through trains often jointly operated with Norfolk Southern Railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( The Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company ( DL&W or Lackawanna) was a Railroad connecting Pennsylvania 's Lackawanna Valley This article is about the present railroad formed in 1990 For the former regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina a small part of the new one see Norfolk Southern The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad services the former DL&W Keyser Valley branch in the city. The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad is a Class III railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania.
The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, as designated operator of county-owned rail lines, oversees the former Delaware and Hudson line from Scranton north to Carbondale, the former DL&W line east to the Delaware Water Gap and the former Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad third-rail interurban streetcar line south to Montage Mountain, Moosic. The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad is a Class III railroad operating in Pennsylvania. The Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company ( DL&W or Lackawanna) was a Railroad connecting Pennsylvania 's Lackawanna Valley The Delaware Water Gap is on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River traverses a large ridge of the Appalachian The Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, more commonly known as the Laurel Line, was a Third rail electric Interurban streetcar line which operated In Australia "interurban" is a general term for Intercity rail. Moosic is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania six miles (nine km south of Scranton PA and 13 miles (21km northeast of Wilkes-Barre These are the lines hosting the seasonal passenger trains of both the Steamtown National Historic Site and the Electric City Trolley Museum and now under the jurisdiction of the new Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority. Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62 Acres (0 The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Steamtown National Historic Site.
The city's public school's are operated by the Scranton School District. The Scranton School District is a School district located in Scranton Pennsylvania. The school district operates the two public high schools in the city, Scranton High School and West Scranton High School. Scranton High School is a High School located in Lackawanna County, Scranton Pennsylvania. West Scranton High School, is a community-based school in West Scranton, Pennsylvania opened to the public in 1935 first as a junior high facility and later Almost 10,000 students are taught in the city's public schools. The city's other high schools are Holy Cross High School which is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton and Scranton Preparatory School, a private Jesuit school. Holy Cross High School is a private, Roman Catholic High school in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, of which St Peter's Cathedral in Scranton Pennsylvania, is the Mother church, consists of 11 counties in northeastern Scranton Preparatory School is a Catholic and Jesuit college preparatory day school for boys and girls The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order The Pennsylvania Depart of Education provides oversight for the Scranton State School for the Deaf. 
With regards to colleges and universities, Lackawanna College, Marywood University, the University of Scranton and Johnson College all make the city their home. Lackawanna College (formerly Lackawanna Junior College, originally Scranton Business College) is a college in Scranton, Pennsylvania with satellite Marywood University, located in Scranton Pennsylvania, is a coeducational comprehensive residential and Catholic Liberal Arts University Johnson College is a private, Coeducational two-year college located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Penn State operates a satellite campus in the suburb of Dunmore. The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant, space grant public research University Penn State Worthington Scranton is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. Dunmore is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, adjoining Scranton.
The Lackawanna County Library System administers the libraries in Scranton, including the Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna County Children's Library. As of 2005, Scranton libraries serve a population of more than 120,000 people and have a circulation of over 624,000. 
Famous politicians from Scranton include Joseph Biden, Lisa Caputo, Frank Carlucci, Robert P. Casey, Robert P. Casey, Jr., Hermann Eilts, Terence V. Powderly, Robert Reich, William Scranton and William Scranton III. Lisa Caputo (born 1965 is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Citigroup. Frank Charles Carlucci III (born October 18 1930) is a former government official in the United States, associated with the Republican Party For other people with the same name see Robert Casey. Robert Patrick Casey Sr Robert Patrick Casey Jr (born April 13, 1960) better known as Bob Casey Jr Hermann Frederick Eilts ( March 23 1922 - October 12, 2006 was an American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt Terence Vincent Powderly ( January 22, 1849 &ndash June 24, 1924) was born in Carbondale Pennsylvania, the son of Irish Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1945) is an American politician academic writer and political commentator William Warren Scranton (born July 19 1917) is a former US Republican Party politician. William Worthington Scranton III (born July 20 1947 in Scranton Pennsylvania) served as the Republican Lieutenant governor of the state of Pennsylvania
In the arts, Scranton has been home to Sonny Burke, Bob Degen, Dorothy Dietrich, Cy Endfield, Jane Jacobs, Gloria Jean, Jean Kerr, Gershon Legman, Judy McGrath, W.S. Merwin, Jason Miller, Jay Parini, Cynthia Rothrock, Lizabeth Scott, Ned Washington and Lauren Weisberger. Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke on March 22, 1914, Scranton Pennsylvania - May 31, 1980) was a Big band Bob Degen (b January 24 1944 Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American Jazz pianist Dorothy Dietrich is a female magician. She is one of very few women who have performed the Bullet catch and the only woman known to have caught it in the mouth Cyril Raker Endfield ( November 10 1914 &ndash April 16 1995) was an American Screenwriter, Film director, Theatre Jane Jacobs, OC, OOnt ( May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an Gloria Jean (born Gloria Jean Schoonover on April 14, 1926 in Buffalo New York) is an American Singer and actress Jean Kerr ( July 10, 1922 &mdash January 5, 2003) was an American author and playwright George Alexander Legman ( November 2, 1917 &ndash February 23, 1999) American Social critic and folklorist Judith Ann McGrath, (born 15 July 1952 in Scranton Pennsylvania) is an American television executive William Stanley Merwin (born September 30 1927 in New York City) is an American poet Jason Miller (April 22 1939 – May 13 2001 was an American Actor and Pulitzer Prize -winning Playwright. Jay Parini (born 1948) is an American writer and academic He is known for novels and poetry biography and criticism Cynthia Rothrock ( born March 8 1957, is an American actress specializing in Martial arts films She was born in Wilmington Lizabeth Scott (born September 29, 1922) is an American actress who achieved much success within the Film noir genre as well as other Ned Washington ( 15 August, 1901, Scranton Pennsylvania – 20 December, 1976 in Beverly Hills California) was an Lauren Weisberger (born March 28, 1977) is an American Novelist and author of the 2003 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada
P.J. Carlesimo, Joe Collins, Jim Crowley, Paul Foytack, Charlie Gelbert, Cosmo Iacavazzi, Ralph Lomma, Gerry McNamara, Mike Munchak and brothers Jim and Steve O'Neill are among the notable residents who are famous for their contributions to athletics. Peter J (P J Carlesimo (born May 30 1949 in Scranton Pennsylvania) is the current head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder and a former college Basketball Joseph Edward "Joe" Collins ( December 3, 1922 – August 30, 1989) (born Joseph Edward Kollonige) was a Major League James H "Jim" Crowley ( September 10 1902 – January 15 1986) American Football player and coach born in Chicago Paul Eugene Foytack (born November 16 1930, in Scranton Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher from to. Charles Magnus Gelbert ( January 26, 1906 - January 13, 1967) born in Scranton Pennsylvania was an Infielder for the Cosmo Iacavazzi was an American college and professional football player Ralph Lomma, born in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1924 is often credited along with his brother Al with popularizing Miniature golf in the mid 1950s through their Gerry McNamara (born August 28 1983 is a former guard for the Syracuse University men's Basketball team from 2002 to 2006 Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6 1960, Scranton Pennsylvania) is a former American Football guard who played for the Houston James Leo (Jim O'Neill ( February 23, 1893 - September 5, 1976) was a backup Shortstop in Major League Baseball who played Stephen Francis O'Neill ( July 6, 1891 – January 26, 1962) was an American Catcher, manager, coach
Other famous people who lived in Scranton are Howard Gardner, Jeffrey Bruce Klein, Gino J. Merli, Bill O'Reilly, Karen Ann Quinlan, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, Mel Ziegler, Bishop Robert C. Morlino, and B.F. Skinner. Howard Gardner (born July 11, 1943 in Scranton Pennsylvania) is an American Psychologist who is based at New York University Jeffrey Bruce Klein (born January 15, 1948) is an Investigative journalist who co-founded Mother Jones (magazine in 1976. Gino J Merli (May 13 1924&ndashJune 11 2002 was an American soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor during World War II William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and Karen Ann Quinlan ( March 29 1954 Hugh Ellsworth Rodham ( April 2, 1911 &ndash April 7, 1993) was an American Textile Wholesaler and father Along with his wife Patricia, Mel Ziegler is one of the Founders of Banana Republic. Bishop Robert C Morlino (born December 31 1946) is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese Burrhus Frederic Skinner ( March 20, 1904 &ndash August 18 1990) was an influential American Psychologist, author