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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Township Sullivan s Expedition First Buried in Arlington Wm Henry Christman A Letter Home A Mother s Pension Lincoln General Hospital Task Force Christman Bibliography Credits Our Civil War Veterans Project Clymer Library Local History Dept Stillwater Lake Schools Lutherland History of Lutherland Cottages of Lutherland Images of Lutherland Naomi Pines Spring Naomi Pines Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu WELCOME The mission of the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township is to research identify and preserve the history of Tobyhanna Township Pennsylvania We invite you to explore the township as our website grows to become our virtual museum All are welcome to attend and to become a member Hover your mouse over the slideshow to read the captions There is also a pop up navigation tool at the bottom to pause the slideshow or click through it Sorry I cannot display the flash slideshow for one of the following reasons 1 Your browser does not support Javascript 2 If you are using RapidWeaver please make sure your theme is using the most up to date version of the javascript include file

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | Where We Are
    A Letter Home A Mother s Pension Lincoln General Hospital Task Force Christman Bibliography Credits Our Civil War Veterans Project Clymer Library Local History Dept Stillwater Lake Schools Lutherland History of Lutherland Cottages of Lutherland Images of Lutherland Naomi Pines Spring Naomi Pines Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu WHERE WE ARE Tobyhanna Township is an incorporated rural municipality of more than 8 000 residents located in the heart of the Pocono region of northeast Pennsylvania one of 20 municipalities that make up Monroe County We are approximately 8 miles west of Mount Pocono our nearest commercial center 20 miles northwest of Stroudsburg the Monroe County seat 30 miles southeast of Scranton the closest city 50 miles north of Allentown 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia 100 miles west of New York City Our population centers are the unincorporated villages of Blakeslee Pocono Pines Pocono Lake Pocono Summit portion Some of the township s private communities Arrowhead Lake Locust Lake Village Camelot Forests Pocono Lake Preserve Lake Naomi Timber Trails Emerald Lakes Stillwater Lakes Estate NOTE A common point of confusion is

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | Calendar
    Stoddartsville Historic Center in 2002 It houses an extensive collection of historical documents and artifacts related to the history of Stoddartsville and its area The Historic Center was remodeled in 2015 and is a little known gem of our local history Tours of the center and the cemetery will be led by HATT Past President Gene Kerrick a member of the Stoddartsville Preservation Society Several tours will be conducted by reservation so that all HATT members can be accommodated Reservations will be taken beginning May 12 and are limited to HATT members and their guests with 15 people per time slot Free admission but donations are encouraged NOTE No restrooms available For reservations or more information email hatthistory msn com or call 570 580 5353 Tuesday July 14 5 30 p m MONTHLY MEETING Clymer Library 115 Firehouse Rd Pocono Pines In the Shadow of History The Story of John Summerfield Staples presented by John Abel John Summerfield Staples was a native of Stroudsburg and a Union soldier He enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 was medically discharged and enlisted a second time in 1864 Both times he was a paid substitute for another man once for President Abraham Lincoln The presentation covers birth boyhood both enlistments life after the Civil War and events that occurred after he died John Abel serves on the board of directors of the Monroe County Historical Association and chairs its History Committee He is the coordinator of the annual Monroe County History Challenge where high school juniors compete for scholarship dollars John is a member of the Paradise Historical Society and HATT He is retired from Sanofi Pasteur and lives in Swiftwater Thursday August 11 11 a m ANNUAL PICNIC Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area Survival in a Post Ice Age World presented by Nell Fossa Russ Cramer Clovis people became the earliest known inhabitants of the Poconos when they choose a campsite along the Delaware River at Minisink Hills Monroe County almost 11 000 years ago The presentation begins with a poster that depicts what a typical post Ice Age Clovis hunter encampment would have looked like After a brief explanation of what is depicted attendees will be challenged to see if they can correctly answer some basic questions about our first inhabitants How did they adapt to survive in that harsh environment What animals did they hunt what type of weapons would they have used what tools would they have needed what form of shelters did they live in Why camp at Minisink Hills Similar interactive discussions will cover the Archaic Period in the Poconos 4000 years ago and how environmental changes affected life Next members will be shown a poster depicting what a Native American encampment looked like in the Poconos 4000 years later during the Archaic Period What changes would have been necessary in order for Archaic people to survive in the Poconos during that period That will be followed with the Woodland Village of 1500 years ago illustrating

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS COMMUNITY MUSICAL CELEBRATION Saturday December 13 2014 1 p m Snow date December 20 Pocono Lake United Methodist Church 1180 Route 940 Pocono Lake DOWNLOAD THE FLIER AND SHARE Uplifting and festive As its gift to the community the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township HATT presents Home for the Holidays a Christmas concert for the community of Tobyhanna Township on Saturday December 13 at 1 p m This fourth annual community musical celebration features extraordinary talent from international stage as well as those who perform in regional venues and events The audience will enjoy familiar and popular holiday music while participating together with the Community Chorus in favorite Christmas carols Several soloists will be featured with special performances of Silent Night and O Holy Night and the renowned Pocono Mountain West Show Choir will open the program with its vibrant stage performances A printed program offers historical accounts of the each composition and composer enhancing the entertainment value of each performance Following the concert the audience will enjoy culinary delights in a reception where they will meet the performers TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are FREE but required This is a popular event so get your tickets early to make sure you have a seat Maximum four tickets per family Donations accepted to defray expenses Tickets available at Clymer Library 115 Firehouse Road Pocono Pines on the following dates and times only Thursday November 20 6 to 8 p m Saturday November 22 11 a m to 1 p m Thursday December 4 6 to 8 p m Saturday December 6 11 a m to 1 p m For more information please contact

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | 2013 Holiday Concert
    Celebration held Saturday December 14 2013 at the Pocono Lake United Methodist Church in Pocono Lake NOTE Please be patient as it may take a few moments for the videos to load You may need to let the page sit for a minute of two depending on your computer and connection speed ALSO Make sure one video is over before you play another Prelude In Dulci Jubilo Tempus Adest Floridum Puer Nobis Nascitur Sarah Davies Organ 11 04 min Hot Chocolate Pocono Mountain West High School Show Choir Mandy Gambal Director 2 32 min Winter Wonderland of Snow Jingle Bells Hanukkah Song Pocono Mountain West High School Show Choir Mandy Gambal Director 11 02 min Away in a Manger Kelsey Lewis Soprano Sarah Davies Organ 6 20 min Deck the Hall Community Chorus and Audience Sarah Davies Organ 2 50 min Mille Cherubini in Coro Michael Yasenchock Tenor Geraldine Patire Piano 5 17 min Jesu Joy of Man s Desiring Pocono Mountain West High School Wind Ensemble Charles Gambino Director 3 57 min Christmas Bells Community Chorus Michael Yasenchock Director 3 50 min O Holy Night Nancy DeSantis Soprano 5 47 min Poem Song of the Soul Ruth Bodenschatz Reader

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | 2012 Holiday Concert
    of Lutherland Naomi Pines Spring Naomi Pines Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu HOLIDAY CONCERT Here are photographs audio and video clips from our second Home for the Holidays Community Musical Celebration held Saturday December 15 2012 at the Pocono Lake United Methodist Church in Pocono Lake CLICK ON THE PLAY

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | 2011 Holiday Concert
    General Hospital Task Force Christman Bibliography Credits Our Civil War Veterans Project Clymer Library Local History Dept Stillwater Lake Schools Lutherland History of Lutherland Cottages of Lutherland Images of Lutherland Naomi Pines Spring Naomi Pines Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu HOLIDAY CONCERT Here are photographs audio and video clips from our first Home for the Holidays Community Musical Celebration held Saturday December 10 2011 at the Salem United Church of Christ in Pocono Lake CLICK ON THE PLAY ARROWS TO VIEW AND HEAR NOTE Please be patient as it may take a few moments for the videos to load You may need to let the page sit for a minute of two depending on your computer and connection speed ALSO Make sure one video is over before you play another Slideshow of photographs from the concert 1 37 min Read the program Good Christian Men Rejoice Michael Yasenchock tenor and The Carolers Sarah Davies Organ 2 49 min Silent Night June Steinberg soprano Sarah Davies Organ and Dave Miller Guitar 3 25 min I Heard the Bells Michael Yasenchock tenor

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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | About the Township
    lumber magnates among them John Stoddart and Jacob Stauffer Stauffer s son Isaac eventually became known as the King of the Poconos As the lumber industry cleared the land farming then continually developed within the Township In 1803 a major roadway through the township was commissioned known as the Easton Wilkes Barre Turnpike serving those two population centers Lord Butler served as its president Completed by 1815 it opened the western portion of the Township to development for towns such as Soxville Middletown later Blakeslee area and Stoddartsville During the same period John Stoddart was building a large community for its time on the Lehigh River It straddled the river with part in Tobyhanna Township and part in Buck Township Luzerne County Containing full services of stores a post office blacksmith shop hotel and a large grist mill its business base was built on stage coach business from the Turnpike and commerce from the Lehigh River lumber grain and other products in transport As a canal was proposed for the Lehigh Stoddart placed his investment risk in the building of the canal through his area But that never happened causing him and the town s operations financial bankruptcy But in spite of that misfortune western Tobyhanna Township was now open to the world It was a significant part of the Township s history as proven by the Stoddartsville Historic District being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 through the efforts of John Lord Butler During the mid to late 1800s the central and eastern sections of the township also developed around the lumber industry with sawmills and lumber operations in Houser s Mills today named Pocono Lake and Tompkinsville later named Naomi Pines and today Pocono Pines Residents of Tobyhanna Township have been supportive of our freedom by serving our community and our country from the Pennamite Yankee War starting in 1769 through to combat and support operations in the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars All veterans are our favorite sons and daughters but one in particular has a special position in history Pvt William Henry Christman of the Pocono Lake area of Tobyhanna Township was the first soldier to be buried in the new Arlington National Cemetery on May 13 1864 Our Growth In 1857 progress arrived in the Township in the form of a major railroad the Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad With a freight and passenger station built in Pocono Summit transportation for both incoming and outgoing freight as well as significant passenger service was in place Although the station was technically in Coolbaugh Township by a block or two from Tobyhanna Township it nevertheless became the rail service for Tobyhanna Township accessing the major markets of New Jersey New York City and Scranton In 1894 a second railroad built through the Township was even more significant The Wilkes Barre Eastern Railroad was built for the purpose of transporting coal from the mines in the Wilkes Barre area to Stroudsburg with connection to New Jersey

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