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Safe at Home: 1942

Safe at Home: 1942

Fall 1942. "War production drive. Anthracite rallies. Jeep headlights form V for Victory at the night rally for Pennsylvania anthracite miners in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 29. Similar rallies were held in other anthracite cities from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1." Photo by William Perlitch, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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SUNday Sunday sunday

What are the ramps out in right field? Maybe giving a demo of the jeep's capabilities? Would explain the condition of the grass. Are those candles out past center?

Tru Age Beer

Brewed in Scranton, PA once upon a time, by the Standard Brewing Company.

Artillery Park

The ballpark was known as Artillery Park. Beyond left field one can see the end of one of the side buildings that adjoin the main building of the 109th Field Artillery Armory.

Lights out at the Sterling

The Hotel Sterling sign was installed in 1939. Once a city landmark, the building became derelict and was demolished in July 2013. It had opened in 1898.

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