Local man ran for vice president in 1948 election

Monroe County had one of its own citizens run for office at the national level. Dale Harold Learn ran as the vice presidential candidate under the Prohibition Party in the 1948 election.
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Counting America: A history of the census

Every 10 years, the United States government conducts a census. A census is a regularly occurring official count that collects the economic, demographic and social data of a population. The information is collected, analyzed, and used in a variety of ways, including determining how much federal funding a community is eligible to receive to realigning congressional districts. Another example includes many family historians who use older census reports to research their ancestors. Read More...

A. Mitchell Palmer: Red Scare Infamy

A. Mitchell Palmer of Stroudsburg played a role in local, state and national politics that will not be forgotten by history. He was a lawyer, a Congressman, a newspaper owner, and considered as a Democratic presidential candidate. The height of his fame – and infamy — came in his role as U.S. attorney general under President Woodrow Wilson. Read More...

History of Local Temperance Movement

As early as the 1830s, Monroe County citizens became concerned with the effects of alcohol on the community. Public drunkenness and disorderly conduct were becoming more prominent. Read More...

The Liberty Bell Stops In East Stroudsburg

Following its display at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo in San Francisco, the Liberty Bell traveled by rail across the nation, and on Thanksgiving Day, it made a brief stop at the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad station in East Stroudsburg. Read More...

Suffrage Movement has Local Ties

The local Suffrage Movement was headed by Mrs. Althea Staples, wife of Judge Charles B. Staples. In 1914, Mrs. Staples and other local women formed the Stroudsburg Women’s Civic Club, which became active in the community and established committees to report on social issues of the day. Read More...

How Stroudsburg Became County Seat

A heated special election in 1836 determined the county seat for the newly formed Monroe County. Three towns were suggested to serve as the new county’s seat: Dutotsburg (now Delaware Water Gap), Kellersville in Hamilton Township, and Stroudsburg. They were all considered and placed on the ballot for a vote by the men of the area. Each town had its merits. Read More...