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Old 10-01-2006, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Hello again, fellow City-Data addicts and prospective new PA residents! For my second series of photos, I headed on up to the quiet country town of Tunkhannock, the county seat of Wyoming County, and home to about 3,000 friendly individuals, many of whom waved to me from their front porches as I walked by around midday today. Tunkhannock is located roughly a half-hour NW of Scranton via Route 6 and a half-hour North of Wilkes-Barre via Route 309 to Route 29. The town is relatively self-sufficient, with its own Wal-Mart, Burger King, supermarkets, professional offices and services, banks, etc. As I take you on a journey through the leafy streets of Tunkhannock, I hope you appreciate the "Gateway to the Endless Mountains" as much as I do! Enjoy!

P.S. As always, I'm open for suggestions for my next photo shoot! If nobody speaks up, I'll probably head to Moscow next, another quiet country town about 20 minutes south of Scranton via I-380.



Welcome to Tunkhannock!


A Beautiful Mountain Scene Just to the South of Town Along Route 29.


Tunkhannock is a blend of agriculture and urban culture, as evidenced by this barn along Route 29, located about an eighth of a mile south of the Tunkhannock Wal-Mart!


Entering Tunkhannock from the South Along Route 29.


A Downtown Antiques Store, One of Many in Wyoming County.

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Old 10-01-2006, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Smile Continuation








Just a sampling of some of the homes along West Tioga Street (Route 6), just up the hill from the downtown area.


A West Tioga Street resident speaks his/her mind about what has happened to their home recently in an effort to deter drunk driving, an epidemic problem in PA.


A typical side street in Tunkhannock.





More typical Tunkhannock dwellings.

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Old 10-01-2006, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Smile Finale of Tunkhannock


Wyoming County Courthouse


Rear of the Wyoming County Courthouse


Borough Hall and Fire Station


Some rowhomes converted to retail space.


Fitze's Department Store



A pair of downtown scenes.


The lovingly-restored Dietrich Theatre.


Greenwood Furniture


The juncture of Tioga & Bridge; Center of Tunkhannock


Tunkhannock Post Office


A Victorian charmer on the edge of downtown.


Another beautiful mountain scene paints the backdrop of Tunkhannock.


I hope you all enjoyed Tunkhannock; Come back real soon!
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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Default Beautiful Photos

Hey Scranton, thanks again for the wonderful photos you have been so nice to take for us. The weather looks a bit threatening in them; what's the forecast for the near future? I am in So. Calif. now, but will be in the Lehigh Valley for the next two weeks. Thanks again and keep the photos coming!
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Hey Scranton, thanks again for the wonderful photos you have been so nice to take for us. The weather looks a bit threatening in them; what's the forecast for the near future? I am in So. Calif. now, but will be in the Lehigh Valley for the next two weeks. Thanks again and keep the photos coming!

Well, the forecast for Eastern PA, in general, is "cloudy with a chance of cloudier!" Right now I'm being proven wrong though, as the sun has now prevailed, giving way to clear skies! In fact, I'm going to head out now for a quick six-mile run around town; I'll be back on later!
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Darn, SWB, I'll say it again: WHY are you going to be an accountant; you're a talented writer, journalist, storyteller. You should attempt to sell those lovely photos and captions to the local Chamber of Commerce. Beautiful. Thanks so much for posting them!
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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OMG! I love this town! I am going to cook dinn dinn right now and come back and look at these photos again. The homes are gorgeous and the town is so cute and quaint. I love the mountains!
Thank you so so much Scranton
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Darn, SWB, I'll say it again: WHY are you going to be an accountant; you're a talented writer, journalist, storyteller. You should attempt to sell those lovely photos and captions to the local Chamber of Commerce. Beautiful. Thanks so much for posting them!
Hear, Hear. And ditto.

Great job as usual, SWB. Thanks so much. I, for one, would love to see Moscow too, so when you get the chance, fire away!

(PS-- the descritopn of the overcast days has me really longing to get to NEPA. Maybe I'm preverse, but I really love gray and rainy days.)

BTW, while I think you'd make a great writer, maybe it's a good idea to have accounting to fall back on. Not a comment on your talent, but on the small number of people who actually make a decent living writing full time...

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Old 10-01-2006, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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Scranton, I can't wait for a cold snowy day! We will probably be moving up during a blizzard!!!!! The sun down here is killing my eyes!
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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Hey Paul, when can you get some photos of Old Forge?
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