Old Forge and Moosic, Images of America Series (Arcadia Publishing) written by Margo L. Azzarelli, is set to be released Sept. 2. This is Azzarelli’s third book in Arcadia’s “Images of America” Series, “Taylor” was published in 2010, followed by “Green Ridge” in 2012.
A book launch, hosted by the Triboro Historical Society, will be held Sept. 7, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery and 1848 Presbyterian Church, 208 S. Main Street, Taylor. Light refreshments will be served. Event is open to the public.
Moosic was incorporated as a borough in 1898 and was followed by Old Forge shortly thereafter in 1899; these communities became a part of the area of Lackawanna County known as the Triboro. Throughout the years, industry and agriculture were the backbone of the local economy, and businesses like the Moosic Powder Company and Dutchess Underwear Company provided many residents with employment. In 1886, Arthur Frothingham purchased land in Moosic and opened Rocky Glen Park, the second oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania.
Visitors enjoyed riding on the popular Million Dollar Roller Coaster until it closed its gates in 1987. Julias Restaurant/Hotel is one of the oldest landmark establishments in Old Forge, and it is still in operation today, serving great food nightly. By the 1960s, Old Forge earned the title of Pizza Capital of the World. Its trademark Old Forge style pizza is served in many restaurants throughout Pennsylvania.
The book includes over 200 historical photos including, Rocky Glen Amusement Park, Old Forge coal mines, Moosic’s infamous “House in the Middle of the Road” and many more.
For more information, contact (570) 346-6179.