Saturday, January 26, 2019

Disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State: Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Source:  Wikipedia

Dickson City's population peaked at 12,395 in 1930.  Its 2016 estimated population is 6,070 -- a drop of 6,325 (51%).

The Borough of Dickson City is located in Lackawanna County, 4 miles north of Scranton.

Related reading:
The decline of hard coal.  (The Citizens' Voice, 4/14/2016)
Kulesa and Petrillo will deliver a multi media presentation about the Knox Mine disaster, its aftermath and far-reaching impact, and film footage from 1966 of a deep coal mine in Wanamie in Newport Township. The Wanamie mine is also of historical significance, Petrillo said, because it featured the last narrow-gauge railroad used in an industrial operation in Pennsylvania. Petrillo said deep-mining in Lackawanna County ended in Dickson City in 1970. 
Abandonded Dickson City Walmart Coming Down.  (WNEP, 11/16/2016)
It's a tear-down 20 years in the making. A popular plaza in Dickson City has been haunted by an old ghost of a former big box store.
Changes Coming to to Former Kmart in Dickson City.  (WNEP, 12/27/2018)
What was one of the busiest shopping spots in Dickson City will soon be repurposed. 
Construction crews are working on a part of the former Kmart. 
It will include the Allure Salon Group and Planet-3 Trampoline Park.

Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State
Aliquippa.  (1/12/2019)
Ambridge.  (1/17/2019)
Arnold.  (1/18/2019)
Braddock.  (1/19/2019)
Bradford, (1/20/2019)
Carbondale.  (1/21/2019)
Charleroi.  (1/22/2019)
Chester.  (1/23/2019)
Clairton.  (1/24/2019)
Coraopolis.  (1/25/2019)
Johnstown.  (1/6/2019)
Pittsburgh.  (1/13/2019)
Scranton.  (1/14/2019)

Other U.S. disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois.   (1/5/2019)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2019)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois.  (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan.  (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)
Wheeling, West Virginia.  (1/16/2019)
Youngstown, Ohio.  (1/9/2019)

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