Category Archives: HISTORICAL SITES OF LUZERNE COUNTY

A Tour of Huntington and Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Part I

My goal this trip was to search out the cemeteries of Huntington and Fairmount Township for family and visit the little towns along the way like Harveyville, Huntington Mills and Fairmount Springs. I had studied the cemetery listings that you … Continue reading

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Life and Times of Luke Swetland and Nathan Denison

Luke Swetland Homestead, Wyoming, PA These houses are situated along Wyoming Ave (Hiway 11 north). If you go to the Wyoming Monument and turn south onto Wyoming Ave. You can easily get to the Luke Swetland house as you come … Continue reading

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Forty Fort Meeting House and Cemetery Walk!

After visiting the site of the actual fort, I proceeded further north to the Forty Fort Cemetery and Meeting House. I found the gate opened so I entered with my car and slowly drove past the tombstones to the back … Continue reading

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Forty Fort, In Search of the Fort Site!

Last Friday, September 12th, my first goal was the marker that was placed at the actual site of Forty Fort. It was important to me to feel the physical distance of the various locations so that I could better understand … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg

I awoke and found that the sky had filled with gray clouds. I went down to the lobby of my motel, the Comfort Inn, and found out that the weather report included thunderstorms and lots of rain. I was told … Continue reading

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