Liberty Bell toured U.S., stopping in East Stroudsburg

Since its arrival in Philadelphia in 1752, the Liberty Bell has had great historical significance. William Penn created Pennsylvania with the guiding principle that citizens would have the right to practice their religion without persecution and that they would have the ability to create and enact their own laws. In 1751, the Pennsylvania State Assembly ordered a large bell from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London for the State House in Philadelphia. The Assembly ordered a Bible verse be added to the bell — “Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10). The bell arrived in Philadelphia in 1752 aboard the ship, Hibernia. Read More...

Fort Penn played important role in local history

In 1775, Jacob Stroud, a military veteran of the French and Indian War, was placed in charge of the Lower Smithfield Military Company. He began this post at the rank of captain and was ultimately promoted to colonel. One year later, Stroud was ordered by the executive council to build a stockade around his stone home. This fortified structure, which became part of Jacob Stroud’s command, was called Fort Penn. Read More...

CDs lead cars along truly historic Sullivan Trail

You're driving in your car on Sullivan Trail. It's a hot late-summer day, so you're wearing light clothes, a frosty drink sits in the cup holder and the air conditioner is on full blast. But what's in the CD player is bringing you back to 1779, when Gen. John Sullivan led his troops from Easton to New York to fight the Iroquois tribe. 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...

Old Mill in Sciota

Along Business Route 209 in Hamilton Township stands a mill centuries old. Built by Jacob Brinker in 1730, this old mill was originally a log structure. By 1800, the mill had been replaced by the stone structure which stands today. Jacob Brinker and his mill played an early role in the shaping of America. Read More...