Detail from 1873 atlas


News & announcements
Saving your history
Early accounts
Maps
Nearby towns
People
Churches
Schools
Municipal
Organizations
Businesses
The mines
Transportation
Streets
Buildings
Entertainment
Celebrations
Sports
Ethnic groups

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History of Freeland, Pa.
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History of Freeland, Pa. - Step back in time. - A visual tribute to Freeland



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History of Freeland, Pa. home page - Includes featured photo and other featured items
Site map - This very list that you're reading now
Links - Links to some online resources
Print resources - List of some resources in print (and some also online)
Contact - My email address - please contact me with questions, suggestions, corrections, additions to the site!


LINKS ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF EACH PAGE

News & announcements - Newest site updates and occasional news items
Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society - digitized records for local Roman Catholic churches
Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Freeland Tribune
Emily Pecora's dissertation on Ralph Pecora's tailor business
Emily Pecora's dissertation on Ralph Pecora's tailor business
Emily Pecora's dissertation on Ralph Pecora's tailor business
Emily Pecora's dissertation on Ralph Pecora's tailor business
Earlier past Featured Photos collections
More recent past Featured Photos collections

Saving your history - Reasons for us all to save pieces of our history



Early accounts - Historical descriptions of Freeland and nearby towns - see also the Nearby towns section
Munsell on Freeland 1880
Bradsby on Freeland 1893
Encyclopaedia Britannica on Freeland 1910
Munsell on Eckley 1880
Munsell on Foster Township 1880
Munsell on South Heberton 1880
Munsell on Upper Lehigh 1880

Maps - Freeland and area maps of various kinds - the main Maps page includes information and links for topographic maps, highway maps, railroad maps, satelite maps, aerial photos, mine maps, and assorted other old maps
Freeland maps - 1870 and 1873 maps of Freehold; 1896 map of proposed annexation of Alvinton, Birvanton and South Heberton to Freeland; and an undated map of the Woodside Addition to Freeland (also known as the Coxe Addition)

1895 Sanborn maps of Freeland
Links to other Sanborn Freeland maps - offsite, from other years, at Penn State
1939 map of Freeland, annotated

Freeland area maps - 1873 maps showing Freehold and the surrounding area; 1884 geological map of Luzerne County; undated postal map, possibly circa 1920; 1949 Foster Township warrantee map

1873 Atlas maps of Freeland area towns and townships
Links to more 1873 Atlas maps of Luzerne County - offsite, Rootsweb site at Ancestry.com
Links to more 1873 Atlas maps of Luzerne County - offsite, US GenWeb Archives site

Links to Hazleton maps, 1884-1918 - offsite, on the Pennsylvania State University Libraries' site

Nearby towns - A bit of historical information and/or images about some nearby communities
South Heberton
South Heberton in Munsell's history of 1880
South Heberton in Bradsby's history of 1893

Eckley (no page yet)

Upper Lehigh
Upper Lehigh in Munsell's history of 1880
Upper Lehigh in Bradsby's history of 1893
Upper Lehigh Honor Roll

Sandy Run (no page yet)

Drifton (no page yet)

Jeddo
Jeddo in Munsell's history of 1880
Jeddo in Bradsby's history of 1893

White Haven (no page yet)

Conyngham (no page yet)

St. Johns and Drums
Butler Township in Munsell's history of 1880
Drums and Hughesville/St. Johns in Bradsby's history of 1893

Hazleton (no page yet)

People - Links to listings from city directories and to biographical information from county histories
Collective:
Freelanders in the Military
Freelanders who have had patents awarded to them
Former Freelanders who have had patents awarded to them
A portrait of Freeland in 1940 - compiled by Ed Merrick
19th- and Early 20th-Century Businesses
20th- and Early 21st-Century Businesses
Bottlers and bottles from the Freeland Area
St. Ann School Guild cookbook - by Freeland area cooks

Individuals:
Christian T. Miller
Henry George
Ralph Pecora
Nick Nocchi
John Tancin
Anthony Kuklis
Gabuzda Brothers
George Palya
Tony Merrick
Mike Remak
Lou Corazza
Silvio Mason

City directories:
People in South Heberton in 1895
People in Freeland in 1897
People in Munsell's History, 1880
People in Bradsby's History, 1893

Places of worship - Current Freeland churches and those no longer in existence
Churches listed on maps and in directories
Churches listed alphabetically, by denomination, and by ethnic group
Ribbons/badges of religious organizations
Freeland area cemeteries
St. Ann School Guild cookbook

Churches still in existence:
Bethel Baptist Church (no page yet)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (no page yet)
Presbyterian Church of Freeland
St. John's Reformed United Church of Christ
St. Luke's Lutheran Church (no page yet)
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church (no page yet)
St. Michael's Orthodox Greek Catholic Church (no page yet)

Churches no longer in existence:
Beth Sholom Congregation
Calvary Full Gospel Church (no page yet)
Christian Holiness Church
New Calvary Pentecostal Church (no page yet)
Park United Methodist Church
Pentecostal Mission
Polish Independent Church
St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church (no page yet)
St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (no page yet)
St. Casimir's Church (no page yet)
St. James Episcopal Church
St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church (no page yet)
St. Mary's Lithuanian R. C. Church
Ss. Peter & Paul's Eastern Greek Catholic Church
St. Peter and Paul's Slovak Lutheran Church (no page yet)
St. Paul's Primitive Methodist Church (no page yet)
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
Zion Welsh Baptist Church (or Congregational Church) (no page yet)

Schools - Schools listed on maps and in directories; some early school board lists
Gallery of postcards of Freeland area schools
Freeland schools in 1912
Gallery of old photos of groups of students
Lists of Freeland area school personnel, 1940
Freeland High School Class of 1941 memorabilia

Municipal - Listings from city directories and maps
Major fires in Freeland's history
Firefighting equipment in Freeland's history
Freeland's post offices

Listings from city directories and maps
1895 Barry's directory
1897 City directory
1921-1922 City directory
Other sources

Organizations
- Listings of societies, clubs and other social organizations

1895 Barry's directory
1897 City directory
1921-1922 City directory
1928-1929 City directory

Businesses - Introduction

19th- and early 20th-century businesses - Links to business listings in city directories and on maps

Special pages highlighting particular businesses:
19th-century restaurants and cafes
Henry George's grocery business

Businesses listed in city directories:
Businesses in 1882-1884
Businesses in 1884-1886
Businesses in 1886-1888
Businesses nearby towns in 1886-1888
Businesses listed in 1895
Businesses listed in 1897
Businesses listed in 1900-1901
Business advertisements in early city directories

Businesses listed on maps:
Business index from 1873
Business index from 1895
Business index from 1900
Business index from 1905


20th- and early 21st-century businesses - Links to business listings in city directories and on maps

Special pages highlighting particular businesses:
Nick Nocchi's Variety Store
Ralph Pecora's Tailor Shop
John Tancin's garage, tire and auto supply businesses
Anthony Kuklis and Kuklis' Cafe
Gabuzda Brothers' meat/grocery/dairy businesses
George Palya's meat and grocery store
Tony Merrick's meat and grocery stores
Mike Remak's bar and grocery businesses
Lou Corazza and the Freeland Dairy

Pages listing businesses by type:
Grocery stores, specialty foods, stores on wheels
Restaurants, soda fountains, hangouts, cigar stores, beer distributors, bars, breweries, bottling works
Clothing, grooming, wearables, variety stores
Factories
Construction, heating, plumbing, hardware, masonry, home decor, lumber, hauling; furniture and appliances
Garages gas stations, auto supplies, transportation
Doctors, dentists, pharmacies; also undertakers
Florists, banks, lawyers, insurance, more businesses, utilities, postal workers
Recreation Movie theatres, wedding/dance halls, parks and picnic grounds

Bottlers and bottles from the Freeland Area

Businesses listed in city directories:
Businesses listed in 1900-1901
Businesses listed in 1921-1922
Businesses listed in 1928-1929 (no page yet)

Businesses listed on maps:
Business index from 1900
Business index from 1905
Business index from 1912
Business index from 1923
Business index from 1929
Business index from 1946

The mines - 1884 geological map of Luzerne County; 1910 miner's certificate; coal country memories from Diane Unangst, Patricia Bzdil Paul, Chuck Tancin
Local mining information in Munsell's history of 1880 (no page yet)
Local mining information in Bradsby's history of 1893 (no page yet)
Images of coal breakers (no page yet)
Images of mining, miners, coal pickers
Images of coal ads and artifacts (no page yet)
Images of related institutions (no page yet)

Transportation - Overview of transportation in Freeland area before the automobile


Streets - Gallery of postcards showing street views; information on some of the street names in Freeland
Then and now - past and present street views

Buildings - Named halls, blocks and other buildings mentioned in city directories
The Central Hotel - Postcard views, maps from 1895 and 1912 of the block where the hotel was
Two newspaper notices about the hotel

Entertainment - Entertainment venues in Freeland; entertainment venues listed in directories and on maps
Information about the opera houses

Celebrations - Parades, celebrations, bands - Two photos of St. Mary's Band
1906 Pearl Jubilee - Gallery of postcards made during the Pearl Jubilee; booklet about the Pearl Jubilee
Freeland Drum & Bugle Corps

Sports - Photos and postcards of some Freeland area sports teams
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Tigers Athletic Club

Ethnic groups - Thoughts on our immigrant history; Rusyn language textbook from St. Mary's
Freeland churches listed by founding ethnic group
St. Ann School Guild cookbook







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