Over the river and through the woods: Stagecoach travel in Monroe County

It was a natural evolution from sharing rides and offering a little space in a wagon to charging customers for hauling freight or for passenger seats on a stagecoach. Read More...

1924: Motorcycle races come to Monroe County

The weekend of June 6-8, 1924 was full of two-wheeled excitement for Monroe County residents when the borough of Stroudsburg hosted a weekend of professional and amateur motorcycle races at the Stroudsburg Fairgrounds. Read More...

19th century banking in Monroe County

In 1857, the Stroudsburg Bank became the first official bank in Monroe County. Before this time, there were no banking institutions in Monroe County, and local residents had to travel to Easton for their banking needs. Read More...

Local leap year happenings in history

The year 2016 is a leap year, and tomorrow, February 29th, is leap day. In reviewing some of the historical records, many local “leap day” happenings occurred over the years. Read More...

Man’s best friend: Dog licensing in Monroe County

Many Monroe County citizens, myself included, are dog lovers. One of the responsibilities of dog ownership is ensuring that our pets are properly registered. Locally, licensing man’s best friend dates back to the late 1800s. Read More...