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Scranton War Workers

Scranton War Workers

Making submarine nets for Hazard Wire and Rope, during the war (unsure of the exact year). The ladies were allowed to work just four hours a day due to the harsh conditions. My grandmother Veronica Turchin (nee Oroski) is front row, far left.

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My grandmother said it was 'outside Scranton'. I guess that was her way of saying Wilkes-Barre. Thanks for the info.

Scranton or Wilkes-Barre?

Are you sure this is Scranton? The Hazard Manufacturing Company (a.k.a. Hazard Wire and Rope) was located in Wilkes-Barre.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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