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December 08, 2016
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185th anniversary of the running of the Stourbridge Lion

The full-size replica of the Stourbridge Lion moves to the Wayne County Historical Society Museum on Main Street, Honesdale in 1993.
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HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will mark the 185th anniversary of the running of the Stourbridge Lion locomotive this Friday, August 8 with an open house at its museum located at 810 Main St. Admission will be free all day. Light refreshments will be served. At 4:30 p.m. Ab Rutherford will give a talk about the Stourbridge Lion as part of the historical society’s weekly summertime Plain Speaking Series. He will recount that famous trial run and answer questions about the history of the “Iron Lion,” the first steam engine to run on tracks in the Western Hemisphere. The Lion ran a three-mile course from Honesdale to Seelyville and back.

For more information, call 570/253-3240, or email wchshop@ptd.net. Check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Wayne-County-PA-Historical-Society/12626566074378... or visit online at WayneHistoryPA.org.