One of my favorite television programs is The Office. The show is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, population 76,415. I not too sure that the citizens of Scranton enjoy having their town the center of all that attention, but maybe business is booming now.
I drove through Scranton last year on the way to New York and noticed the town seemed to be hoping! Maybe the popularity of the television show has made the town more attractive. Unfortunately, I was watching what I was doing and almost slammed into another car. I am sure glad I didn’t hit them because I wouldn’t want a Scranton personal injury lawyer breathing down my neck.
Settlers came to the Scranton area in the late 1700’s from New England and the village was known as Slocum Hollow. In 1947, two brothers Seldon T. and George W. Scranton began producing iron T-rails for the railroad. Scranton was incorporated in 1866 and was the height of industry. After World War II, however, iron need decreased and nearby coal mines were closed down. Scranton’s stores and theaters were closed and shopping moved out to the suburbs. In the mid-1980s Scranton began a successful revitalization plan. Scranton is Pennsylvania’s 6th most populous city.