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Old 09-19-2007, 04:17 PM
Location: PA
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Just thought I would share this article with you all. I know many of you enjoy ol' Mauch Chunk, especially in autumn, and this certainly will be a fun way to get around town!


Trolley coming to Thorpe

By AL ZAGOFSKY azagofsk@ptd.net

For six weeks, on weekends and holidays beginning Sept. 29, the newly formed Mauch Chunk Trolley Company is hoping to do a little bit to reduce Jim Thorpe's festival traffic congestion and a lot to make the town more tourist-friendly.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:40 PM
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Lackawanna has similar trolleys, two or three all together. I think they are running them on a tourist route. The only problem with them is that they cannot handle regular bus traffic, at least not on a routine basis, as they are not as sturdy. I rode one during a hill section home tour, and they are very nice, inside and out. They initially were running in the downtown; I'm not sure what route they were taking. I have to say that I did miss them when they switched routes. Just nice to see, you know?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:09 AM
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Williamsport has them. One of my sisters rented one for her wedding, for the wedding party's transportation. Very nice! Since my parents grew up in Jim Thorpe, I emailed the story to my mom and sisters. The ole town sure has changed in the last 25 years or so.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:01 AM
Location: Portsmouth Virginia
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Cool idea. JT is a great town to visit. I went up there last week for Dam release day. The town comes alive in the fall with kayakers, rafters, leaf peepers, and the like. Spent a lot of time (Friday and Saturday) there as well as a lot of money

Usually we just jump into the kayaks in Whitehaven, but had time to kill waiting on my brother's arrival, so we walked around the town, something I haven't done in a long time. The revival is going well. Great architecture, quite historic. If you visit take a ride up to Flagstaff for a great view.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:04 AM
Location: PA
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Default Flagstaff - Ahh memories!

Can you believe I actually had my Senior Prom at Flagstaff? We were the first to have an event there after its refurbishment. We had a great time; and it was close to my high school (Panther Valley) that many parents came and formed two receiving lines to greet us as we entered. The view was incredible - we got our portraits taken on the deck overlooking the town - just lovely!

In later years, that was the congregation spot after the American Cancer Society's rafting fundrasier - great parties there!

Haven't been there for a few years though...but drive by the road leading to the place. Is there still a restaurant there?

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