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Some 68 years later, the bones of one of these men was found at Lackawaxen, leading to a memorial for unknown soldiers of the Revolutionary War and spelling a closure to one of the most morbid and heartwrenching episodes to occur militarily on American soil. Laflin built seven powder mills here in 18, and for a time he competed with the powerful du Pont family mill in Dupont. Early maps describe the lake as Jones Pond and/or Jones Lake with the surrounding vicinity named Jonestown.
Here's another of several towns that sprung up around mills, this time a gunpowder mill. In 1851 the local post office took the simple name of Ariel, and it took years for the locals to refer to the entire district as Lake Ariel.
Means "the stream that forks," and the fork in question is the confluence of the Lackawanna River with the northern branch of the Susquehanna.
Lackawanna County was once part of Luzerne County, and the breakoff did not come easy.
The true purpose of the arena, as with the airport, was the advancement of a childish indulgence known as Gulch-O-Centrism.
This is the only line of reasoning that explains the irrational fanaticism of the proponents (including the so-called neutral media), and if they give you any other story they are lying.
This same type of shenanigans would occur many years later as the Avoca airport was named backwards by a dubious legislative mechanism initiated in Washington by congressman Dan "Mr. A few decades later, Luzerne County authorities once again managed to diddle with state law and constitutional intentions, overriding the decision of voters by ramming through a hotel tax of dubious legal merit so as to finance an arena, based on the absurd contention that hotels in Hazleton, some 23 miles away, would benefit.Originally known as Braintrim (see above) and Skinner's Eddy (see below), the area for a couple centuries was a camping grounds for Indians of the Tuscarora tribe.When the Laceyville toll bridge was completed across the Susquehanna in 1899, the fare was five cents for pedestrians and 25 cents for horses.A few dozen American militiamen, outnumbered and hastily assembled against the British, met their maker in quick fashion in 1779.It took up to 43 years for widows, mostly from the area of Goshen NY, to make the hazardous 46-mile journey to the battlegrounds to retrieve the bones of their husbands. told his family he was going to take a powder, they took him at his word.