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Garment Manufacturing Capt. Clint
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When was the first...?


1819
Market Street Bridge opens

1828
Canal boat

1833
Country steam engine

1843
Passenger train arrives in Wilkes-Barre

1850’s
Telegraph in Wilkes-Barre to Tamaqua

1856
Wilkes-Barre gas company formed
Locomotive drawing passenger cars enters Kingston on D, L & W RR
Wyoming Canal opens to New York

1866 
Horse car line in Wyoming Valley built Wilkes-Barre to Kingston
Cobblestone street in Wilkes-Barre

1877

Telephone company in Wilkes-Barre

1878
Electric lights

1884
Kirby and Woolworth store opens in Wilkes-Barre

1886
Wilkes-Barre Lace Manufacturing Company opens; largest in world
Wilkes-Barre has steam heat

1890
Known tornado

1911
(possibly) Aerial motion picture taken in the nation by Lyman Howe

1921
Taxes were placed on women

1925

GAR high school completed

1938
PA governor from Plymouth elected

1940
19 men called for draft for World War II

1944
Daniel Flood is elected to Congress

1953
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