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Stories and Tips Jim Thorpe

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Plumbing the Depths of the No. 9 Coal Mine

Written by Truly Malin on 19 Feb, 2003

Jim Thorpe’s story began 250 million years ago when Carbon County was a densely covered swampy plain. During this period the materials were put in place that, over time, became anthracite – a geological event that would shape the future of the region.Anthracite, the…Read More

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My kind of Victorian Town

Written by Truly Malin on 19 Feb, 2003

Jim Thorpe was founded in 1816 as Mauch Chunk ("little sleeping bear" in the Lenape language) and flourished throughout the 19th century as a center for coal mining, canal trade, and railroads. 13 of the world’s 20 millionaires had homes in Mauch Chunk. In…Read More

Wild life

Written by TeresaJoy on 24 Oct, 2002

One of the most interesting parts of any great camping trip is the encounters you'll have with wild animals. While at Mauch Chunk Lake park, the largest skunk I had ever seen wanted to join us for dinner. When such a creature wants…Read More

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