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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 20, 2017 11:20 AM
From: Representative Gerald J. Mullery
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Borough of Sugar Notch
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Borough of Sugar Notch, Luzerne County.

Sugar Notch has a rich history, starting with its incorporation as a borough in April 1867. The borough began to develop when the Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad was extended to the nearby town of Nanticoke, bringing with it a lucrative coal mining industry.

Sugar Notch has attracted several prominent visitors to its war memorial that features a bust of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Sugar Notch in August 1948, and thanked the friendly people for honoring the late president. In October 1960, John F. Kennedy stopped at the same war memorial and gave a short speech just prior to his election as President of the United States.

I hope that you will join me in recognizing Sugar Notch’s distinctive history and its contributions to the Pennsylvania coal industry as the borough recognizes its 150th anniversary.

Introduced as HR342