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  • August 14, 2013 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    10 15 a m at Clymer Library with presentations by Dr Alberta Finch entitled 19th Century Medicine and Dentistry through the Ages by HATT member Dr Don Jones HATT s annual historical excursion was also announced again for September 25 to Allentown to three venues Scarlett then turned over the microphone to Fred Lehrer program chair Fred introduced our program presenters authors Gloria McCullough and Ann O Hara of the Wayne County Historical Society who presented Rafting and Lumbering on Area Waterways Their presentation centered primarily on the logging industry along the upper Delaware River beginning in the 18th century through until the end of the 1800s Due to the size of the Delaware River logs were assembled into large rafts in both width and length to float downriver to the sawmills as far south as below Philadelphia in some cases They spoke of life as it was for the workers the processes used and the tough life experienced Many specific personal accounts were shared of life in logging camps and of rafting down the river Their presentation contained exceptional information about this industry and how life was in it Next on the agenda Rick Bodenschatz presented some factoids of the lumbering industry in Tobyhanna Township researched from a number of publications Again many details of operations were presented and the characters involved including names that survive in families with us today Many operations were quite large including 50 000 acres harvested by William Dodge and thousands of acres further taken by Isaac Stuffer and Albert Lewis By 1900 Tobyhanna Township except for a few isolated patches was barren of first generation growth timber Following the program presentations Scarlett made a number of other announcements HATT in conjunction with the Clymer Library is going to develop a Local History Section within the library A permanent working committee is needed See Rick Bodenschatz for details The first organizational meeting of Home for the Holidays HATT s Christmas concert on December 14 is on August 19 at 1 30 p m at the library We need volunteers and performers for the community chorus See Rick for details The 2012 Audit Committee was announced made up of Roy Tolley and Pat Quigley Their findings will be reported at the annual membership meeting in November Results of HATT s successful participation in Tobyhanna Township Community Day on July 13 were announced Pat Baker annual dinner chair announced the details Wednesday October 9 6 PM at the Lake Naomi Club 3 entrée s to choose from 30 per person Amy Leiser executive director of the Monroe County Historical Association will present The History of Monroe County The reading of the minutes of the July meeting was waived and the treasurer s report was suspended for this month The meeting was then adjourned Scarlett then invited all attendees to a feast of grilled trout all caught from the Tobyhanna Creek since this past spring by local fishermen Scarlett assisted by member Jim Forcella prepared the trout

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  • July 10, 2013 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    September 25 Fred Lehrer announced some of the HATT coming events The Summer Lecture Series The Jennie Wade Story by Patti Forcella and Our Civil War Veterans of Tobyhanna Township by Rick Bodenschatz on July 23 25 The annual HATT picnic on August 14 Summer Lecture Series The Manhattan Project by Fred Lehrer on August 22 and August 27 Fred Lehrer then introduced the speaker John Layton who was born in Monroe County and who told us about the History of Pocono Manor where he lives In 1902 David Bowman a dairy farmer sold the land to the Quakers from the Philadelphia area Many of the people were from the Westtown School which is still a school in Chester County Pa They formed the Pocono Manor Association The people came by horse and buggy or train There was no electricity and the refrigeration was only ice Families came in the summer for swimming in the lake golf donkey rides and horse riding The winter months they enjoyed sledding horse carriage rides and tobogganing John told us the house he lives in was built in 1916 A business meeting followed the talk Certificates of appreciation were given out to past officers and directors by the current officers Rick reminded the members that the minutes from each meeting can be found on the HATT website The treasurer s report is available on request Rick said the Wills Mansion tour had 94 attendees Rick also reminded members that HATT will have an information table at the Community Day being held on Saturday July 13 from 2 7 p m Finally Rick announced that the Executive Committee directed that the funds donated to HATT in memory of Ted Suttmeier be used to purchase folding chairs for the meeting room actually in use today A

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  • Wills Mansion Tours | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    and July 2 It was decided that tours of approximately one hour would be conducted at 10 a m noon and 2 p m each day allowing 15 to 20 people per tour The program was heavily promoted through all of HATT s normal publicity channels Pre registration was required and all persons reserved were given a reservation number and directions to the Wills Mansion There was no charge for the tours A total of 105 people were reserved for the tours with 94 honoring the reservations Between 13 to 19 people were hosted in each tour session The volunteers of the Coolbaugh Township Historical Association did a spectacular job Kay Kinsley led the tours Her knowledge and presentation was authoritative and entertaining On average there were four other volunteers on staff to assist with various parts of the tour The property was sparkling and the displays were very effective And as gracious hosts the dining room table was laid out with cookies snacks and treats And to top it all off bottled water was on ice for the attendees What made this so special is that the ice came from their very own icehouse which stores the ice from their Millpond ice harvest re creation this past February Rick Bodenschatz president of HATT greeted all of the attendees and for those who are not HATT members each received a HATT brochure and information about HATT Twenty three of the attendees were from HATT In discussions with many attendees there is little doubt that both historical associations will gain new members from this joint effort Read the Pocono Record story online Also during these special tours the Pocono Record sent a reporter and a photographer on June 26 and interviewed Kay Kinsley There was then a very complimentary article in

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  • June 12, 2013 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    and the amenities that have grown with the population Its 277 acre recreational lake three swimming pools golf course tennis center club restaurant and large community center have earned recognition as one of the most comprehensive recreational communities in the northeastern U S After Laura s presentation and fielding of questions HATT members Allen Rodriguez Don Jones and Vilma Zabeleta offered a number of interesting remembrances of families and activities within the community over the years Fred Lehrer presented a framed certificate of appreciation to Laura at the conclusion of the program A collection of Lake Naomi Club IDs and passes from the last 50 years BUSINESS MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Fred Tim covered the following items Treasurer s Report Copies of the report are available on the front table for all who wish to examine Fred announced the following upcoming HATT meetings events Wills Mansion Tours on June 26 July 2 reservations required History of Pocono Manor at the July 10 meeting 10 15 a m at Clymer Library The Jennie Wade Story and Our Civil War Veterans July 23 25 5 30 p m at the Clymer Library Annual Picnic August 14 11 a m at Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area Bring a friend and a dish Historic Bus Excursion September 25 to Wheels on America Museum Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum and Trout Hall all in Allentown 60 per person buffet lunch included HATT members only can register before July 15 Opened to the general public thereafter Thanks to Patty Forcella and all who brought today s refreshments Please join us after the meeting Guests are encouraged to join HATT and current members Please pay your dues if still outstanding May meeting minutes are on the web site a motion was heard from the floor to accept and accepted

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  • May 15, 2013 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    until July 15th PROGRAM SPEAKER Fred Lehrer introduced our speaker Rick Smith who spoke about Local Industry in the Poconos Rick is a native of Tobyhanna Township Rick told us that some of the industries in the 1900s included logging peat moss ice dairy farming a clothes pin factory resorts and camps Many of the above were seasonal industries so people worked at different jobs depending on the season He then went on to discuss the Swiftwater Lab that came to the Poconos in 1897 and remains here today The first lab begun by Dr Richard Slee produced smallpox vaccine The lab had several owners over the past 100 plus years and today is known as Sanofi Pasteur The lab produces flu meningococcal and yellow fever vaccines employing 3 000 individuals and bringing 1 5 billion dollars to our local economy Fred Lehrer presented a plaque to Rick Smith and expressed our appreciation for his talk to our organization BUSINESS MEETING Rick Bodenschatz continued the meeting by introducing new HATT members and encouraging visitors to join as well Our current membership is 131 with 17 of those new in 2013 REGIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Rick reminded attendees that on Memorial Day May 27 there is a dedication at Hungry Hill honoring the Sullivan Trail expedition The dedication begins at 8 30 a m but people are encouraged to arrive by 8 15 The annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a m followed by a ceremony at the cemetery HATT will have a presence in the parade along with General John Sullivan and the Bill Maggie Mullen the driving force behind the Hungry Hill dedication An announcement was made to remind everyone of the election on May 21 SUTTMEIER FUND Rick Bodenschatz once again discussed how HATT wanted to use the money

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  • April 10 2013 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Burger family over the years played a large role in establishing and maintaining the volunteer fire department in Blakeslee BUSINESS MEETING Rick Bodenschatz announced that the meeting minutes will be posted on the web site and will not be read at each meeting The treasurer s report was given by Treasurer Fred Tim Motion was made and accepted to approve both the secretaries and treasurer s reports SUTTMEIER FUND Rick Bodenschatz announced that in our treasury we have 980 that was donated to HATT as a memorial to Ted Suttmeier Rick spoke to the attendees about an idea the officers of HATT had as to how to use the money in a way to honor Ted and help the Clymer Library The plan would be to buy new chairs for the library that we would use at our meetings Each chair would have a plaque on the back or a plaque would be placed on the wall stating the chairs were purchased in memory of Ted Rick asked the members of HATT if they had any other ideas for the money and asked for new ideas to be presented at the May meeting MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Rick suggested that HATT may want to think about participating in the Memorial Day Parade He asked if anyone had any ideas as to how we would go about organizing and running the event He stated that we would need a chairperson to oversee this event Interested individuals are to contact Rick COMMUNITY DAY The annual Community Day is being held on Saturday July 13 from 2 to 8 p m As in the past HATT would like to have a table with artifacts and photos Volunteers are needed to set up the event and man the table A total of six to eight

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  • November 14, 2012 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu November 14 2012 RETURN TO MAIN MINUTES PAGE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP November 14 2012 Clymer Library 115 Firehouse Road Pocono Pines Pa Speaker Ed Mickly 100th Anniversary of the Tobyhanna Depot its history and its current day mission Attendance 38 The meeting was called to order by President Freddie Kaltenthaler Secretary and treasurer reports were read and accepted Old Business Basement files are being worked on New Business Feasibility of library expansion Three HATT members and three library personnel have been meeting and discussing the possibility of expanding the Clymer Library The plan is to provide more room for the library and for HATT meetings The library will be self standing and not a part of the township Both HATT and the library will be nonprofits Fundraising for this project will be extensive HATT and the library are looking into genealogy Inductions New officers and board members were elected and accepted Rick Bodenschatz President Scarlett Rehrig Vice President Jeanne Dyer Secretary Fred Tim Treasurer Glenn Ryerson Director Fred Lehrer Director Frank McDevitt will begin the third year of a three year term as director Announcements Second Annual Home for the Holidays concert is scheduled for Dec 15 at 1 p m at the Pocono Lake United Methodist Church Concert is free but each person must have a ticket Ticket release schedule is on posted signs Speaker Ed Mickly spoke about the 100th Anniversary of the Tobyhanna Depot its history and its current day mission There were 38 attendees to the meeting Get Your Passport to Monroe County History Booklet takes you around the county and into the past Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township PO Box 2084 Pocono

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  • October 10, 2012 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu October 10 2012 RETURN TO MAIN MINUTES PAGE ANNUAL DINNER MEETING HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP October 10 2012 Pocono Manor Inn Pocono Manor Pa Speaker Rick Koval Hidden Treasures of the Pocono Plateau Following a delicious buffet dinner President Freddie Kaltenthaler called a brief meeting at 7 15 p m She dispensed with readings of previous minutes treasurer s report and committee reports Following the association s constitution that calls for nominations for officers to be voted during the November meeting Freddie called for the report of the ad hoc nominating committee Committee members are Jack Dodge Ron Kehler and Frank McDevitt Ron Kehler announced the slate of officers for the positions as follows President Rick Bodenshatz Vice President Scarlett Rehrig Treasurer Fred Tim Secretary Jean Dyer Board of Directors Frank McDevitt Glenn Ryerson Fred Lehrer Nominations from the floor were called for without response Jim Bond moved that the nominations be closed and the motion was carried The next meeting will be held Wednesday November 14 at Clymer Library The topic is the history of the Tobyhanna Army Depot With no further business Freddie introduced the guest speaker for the evening naturalist and Pocono Record columnist Rick Koval who spoke on Hidden Treasures of the Pocono Plateau A beautiful series of PowerPoint slides accompanied his informative description of rare wild flowers and critters native to our area Rick emphasized the need for preservation of our natural areas and continuing support of environmental efforts Respectfully submitted by Virginia Foy Secretary RETURN TO MAIN MINUTES PAGE Get Your Passport to Monroe County History Booklet takes you around the county and into the past Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township PO Box 2084 Pocono

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