Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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size basketball

on recreation complex is located at the corner of North Centre Street and Terry Reiley Way in Pottsville. It features a full-size basketball court, horseshoe pits, putting green, and a sand volleyball court. Use of this facility is free to the public. * Others - There are many other playgrounds located through the city, including, 17th Street Playground, 12th Street Playground, 11th & Arch Street Playground, Race Street Playground, Peacock Street Playground, Jalappa Playground, Fairview


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has two leagues associated with Little League Baseball: Pottsville (Rotary) Little League, and Railway Park Little League. Railway Park was the U.S. Eastern Regional representative in the 1997 Little League World Series. The Pottsville Crimson Tide football team is one of the oldest prep football programs in the country . At the end of the 2007 football season, Pottsville had played 1137 games, which tied them for first in the nation among prep games

played. Fire Department Pottsville's Fire Department is mostly volunteer. The only non-volunteer positions are the fire chief and four assistant chiefs. The following is a list of fire companies in the city. * Good Intent Fire Co No. 1 (Station 10)- S. Second & W. Division Sts. * Phoenix Fire Co. No. 2 (Station 20)- E. Norwegian & Line Sts


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placed one of his first generators plants here in 1883. The Edison Plant in Mount Carmel was the 8th in the world. History The community was founded as a resort community serving coal barons and other members of the wealthy elite of nearby Pottsville, Pennsylvania. A small summer stock theatre operated during the 1920s, in which actors such as John Kenley performed. Frackville sits in the middle of Northeastern Pennsylvania's historic Coal Region, about 4 miles south


local presence

Schoeneman, who brought in talented professional players such as Carl Beck, Benny Boynton and Stan Cofall. Still, the team maintained a strong local presence by recruiting many Pottsville natives to its roster. The result was a team with consistent winning records and strong crowds. On October 29, 1929, the Bulldogs and Tornadoes met again to play. This time in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Prior to 1929, the Bulldogs played as the Pottsville Maroons


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. Gowen'', Harrisburg: Archives Publishing Company of Pennsylvania, 1947, pp 3–4. This book is the most comprehensive biography of Gowen, but its author notes that even by the time of its writing, "the disappearance of Gowen's personal papers has left tantalizing gaps in his portrait," p. vii Though his formal education was ended by his father at age 13, when he apprenticed the youth to a Lancaster, Pennsylvania merchant; as a young adult Gowen studied law under


work population

web title Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 url http: www.census.gov popest data cities totals 2012 SUB-EST2012.html work Population Estimates publisher U.S. Census Bureau accessdate December 11, 2013 As of the census of 2000, there were 15,549 people, 6,399 households, and 3,877 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,697.4 people


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company. Becker won the John Bates Clark Medal in 1967. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972. Becker also received the National Medal of Science in 2000. North Lewisburg (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) br>


beautiful setting

. The population was 1,937 at the 2000 census. Pottstown is not to be confused with Pottsville (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), a city in Schuylkill County well known for being the home of the Yuengling brewery. History Sawmill operator, Albert Bradford, gave Mount Carmel its name because of its elevation and beautiful setting in the mountains. He decided that it deserved a special name and named it after the holy mountain in Palestine. Mount Carmel began as a logging town. Coal wasn't discovered until 1790 by Isaac Tomlinson. It took twenty-four years until the first shipment of Anthracite Coal was shipped from the borough. Mount Carmel Inn was opened in 1812 by Richard Yarnall and was strategically located on the Centre Turnpike (also known as the Reading-Sunbury Road or Old Reading Road) halfway between Pottsville (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) and Danville (Danville, Pennsylvania). During the latter part of 1854 the Philadelphia and Sunbury Railroad was completed from Shamokin (Shamokin, Pennsylvania) to Mt. Carmel, which led to the opening and development of a number of collieries in the region. During the same year, the Locust Mountain Coal and Iron Company commenced making extensive openings and improvements upon their valuable coal lands in the vicinity of Mt. Carmel, building breakers for two collieries - the Coal Ridge and Locust Mountain collieries. Alcoholic beverages * Beer was brewed by the colonials in Philadelphia from its very start. In addition to Philadelphia-style porter being known throughout the world, Philadelphia was ranked as one of the 14 best beer cities in the world by Frommer's in 2011. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The World's Best Cities for Beer Slideshow at Frommer's A lager brewery was established in the Northern Liberties (Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) section in the 1840s. The beer most associated with Philadelphia today is perhaps Yuengling (D.G. Yuengling & Son), brewed in nearby Pottsville, Pennsylvania. At one point, the city had more than a hundred breweries, though most closed with Prohibition. '''Schmidt's''' and '''Ortlieb's''' were the city's last mass-market brewers, both out of business by the 1990s. Today, a handful of micro-breweries operate in and around the city, including Yards (Yards Brewing Company), the Philadelphia Brewing Company, Sly Fox, Lion Brewery, Manayunk, Red Bell, Victory (Victory Brewing Company), Flying Fish, and Nodding Head (see Breweries in Philadelphia). * Spirits (Distilled beverage) - Philadelphia Distilling is a distillery in East Falls, Philadelphia. It produces Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 Vodka and Vieux Carré Absinthe. Publicker Industries once operated a distillery along the Delaware River just north of the Walt Whitman Bridge. It produced Old Hickory bourbon (bourbon whiskey) and other spirits, as well as industrial alcohol. Medical Missionary Dr. Isaac Wiley commenced the practice of medicine in Western Pennsylvania, subsequently moving to Pottsville (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) in 1849. Shortly thereafter, at the request of Dr. Durbin, Isaac agreed to go as a medical missionary to Foochow, China. The Schuylkill Campus was originally chartered in 1934 and was located in Pottsville (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), approximately 6 miles (10 km) north of the current campus. Classes were originally held in rented spaced, and laboratory facilities for science students were shared with an area high school. After World War II, the college began to grow, and in 1953, they began offering their first full associate degree programs. In the 1960s, the nearly 500 student body was outgrowing its Pottsville facilities, and the college looked to relocate. In 1967, they opened a new campus on a former farm. History NCTA first was organized as the National Community Television Council in September 1951, when a small group of community antenna (CATV) operators met at a hotel in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. They gathered in response to concern over the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) attempts to impose an 8% excise tax on their operations. These business people quickly became aware of other common interests, leading to a series of organizational meetings during September and October 1951 and January 1952. In January 1952, the organization's name officially was changed to National Community Television Association. Early life and career Pleasants was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and did not live in the United States until age 13, when he was sent to school in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and in anthracite coal mines. In 1857, he moved to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to become a civil engineer in the local mining industry. Pottsville history thumb 250px left AmeriGas, Ypsilanti, MI (Image:AmeriGas_Ypsilanti.JPG) Under the UGI Utilities, Inc., UGI serves 544,000 natural gas and 60,000 electricity customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania, including customers of UGI Penn Natural Gas (formerly PG Energy) and UGI Central Penn Gas (formerly PPL Gas Utilities). UGI Utilities operates in the urban areas in and around Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania), Allentown (Allentown, Pennsylvania), Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), Easton (Easton, Pennsylvania), Hazleton (Hazleton, Pennsylvania), Wilkes Barre (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Lock Haven (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania), Pottsville (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), Stroudsburg (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania), Lewistown (Lewistown, Pennsylvania), Huntingdon (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania), Shippensburg (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania), Lewisburg (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania), Scranton (Scranton, Pennsylvania) and Williamsport (Williamsport, Pennsylvania).


world series

Pottsville during most of World War II due to the large amounts of illicit venues and activities present during the time. In August 1997, the Pottsville Railway Park Little League all star team participated in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, representing the U.S. East Region. In the World Series, they defeated Dyer, Indiana 1-0 in an extra inning game. The following evening they played and lost to Bradenton, Florida

has two leagues associated with Little League Baseball: Pottsville (Rotary) Little League, and Railway Park Little League. Railway Park was the U.S. Eastern Regional representative in the 1997 Little League World Series. The Pottsville Crimson Tide football team is one of the oldest prep football programs in the country . At the end of the 2007 football season, Pottsville had played 1137 games, which tied them for first in the nation among prep games


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daily newspaper serving Pottsville. There are also three radio stations broadcasting from Pottsville. * WAVT-FM 101.9-FM (Hot AC) * WPAM 1450-AM (Oldies) * WPPA 1360-AM (Talk & Sports) The area is also served by local television stations from the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area. They include WNEP-TV 16 (ABC), WYOU-TV 22 (CBS), WBRE-TV 28 (NBC), WVIA-TV 44 (PBS) and WOLF-TV 56 (FOX). Communications Dial telephone service came to Pottsville on August 30, 1956 with Mayor George

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

'''Pottsville''' is a city in, and the county seat of, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. north-west of Philadelphia. It is located in Pennsylvania's Coal Region.

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