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Charge Plate, Scranton Dry Goods


Before the advent of credit cards, customers with good credit could hold a “charge plate” at their favorite department store. The cards were often…

Preno's Restaurant


Thomas Preno and his wife opened their Italian restaurant at the corner of Lackawanna Avenue and Adams Avenue in 1932. The restaurant was a popular…

Nay Aug Park Zoo


Nay Aug Park was created in the 1890s as part of the City Beautiful movement to beautify urban areas. The park provided a green space for strolling, a…