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Scranton,

city (1990 pop. 81,805), seat of Lackawanna co., NE Pa., in a mountain region, on the Lackawanna River; settled in the 1700s, inc. 1866. Named for George W. ScrantonScranton, George Whitefield,
1811–61, American manufacturer, b. Madison, Conn. With his brother Selden he bought (1839) the lease and stock of the ironworks of Oxford Furnace, near Washington, N.J.
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, it is a commercial and industrial center of the surrounding anthracite coal region of NE Pennsylvania. Iron was first forged there in 1797. Early products were coal-mining machinery, locomotives, and rails. Mining decreased after World War II; the unemployment that resulted was largely offset by a successful citizens' program that developed service industries. The city still has manufacturing (foods; electrical equipment; cigars; apparel and textiles; ordnance; and plastic, concrete, and metal products), but production declined sharply, as did Scranton's population, in the late 20th cent. The Univ. of Scranton, Marywood Univ., and a branch of Pennsylvania State Univ. are in the city. Of interest are are the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art; the main public library; a former coal mine and historical museum; a large Masonic temple–Scottish rite cathedral; historic blast furnaces; and Steamtown National Historic Site (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table). Many lakes, state forests, and recreation sites are in the area.
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Scranton

 

a city in the USA, in Pennsylvania. Population, 104,000 (1970). A junction of railroad lines and highways, Scranton is the center of a coal-mining region. It has electronics, textile, garment, machine-building, and other industries. A university is located there. The city was founded in 1788.

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Scranton

an industrial city in NE Pennsylvania: university (1888). Pop.: 74 320 (2003 est.)
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