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Between 1865 and 1921, Christian Dorflinger employed thousands of skilled workers—both imported from Europe and trained locally—in his huge glass factory in White Mills. In those days, … more
Ludolph (Louis) Hensel was undoubtedly the most prolific chronicler of late-19th and early-20th-century life in the area around Hawley, PA, leaving an invaluable record of people and places. Hensel … more
The Wayne County Historical Society has long treasured this photo of the members of Wayne County’s Last Man’s Club. After World War I, it was very common practice for a group of surviving … more
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Despite the protests of fiscally concerned citizens, in 1876 the Wayne County commissioners proceeded to tear down the old 1840s courthouse to build a new one. The anti-courthouse group held court … more
Construction of the new Wayne County Courthouse began quickly. By the end of 1876, the foundation was complete and $30,000 had been spent. At this point, opposition to the new courthouse threatened … more
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