Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

HATT | PO Box 2084 | Pocono Pines, PA 18350-2084

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
HARRISON AMUSEMENT PARK

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COMMEMORATES:
The large amusement park that served the community and region along Tobyhanna Creek in Blakeslee. Once named Toby Park.

INSCRIPTION:
From 1930, families flocked here, to a creekside beach and attractions on both sides of the road: sporting fields, miniature railroad, carousel, stone skating rink, clubhouse, swimming pools, dining hall and penny arcade. The place was hopping as couples whirled to tunes of the times on an “air-cooled dance floor”. The flood of 1955 destroyed all this, known then as Toby Park.

SPONSOR:
Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company

MARKER DEDICATED: May 30, 2017

LOCATION:
Route 115, Blakeslee, at entrance to Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area parking lot

COORDINATES: 41° 04' 59.2" N 75° 35' 01.9" W
or 41.083123, –75.583874

GPS ADDRESS: 5491 Pa. Route 115, Blakeslee

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About the Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program


The Tobyhanna Township Roadside Historical Marker Program is a community-wide, volunteer effort spearheaded by the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township (MATT).

MATT is a nonprofit association dedicated to this program. Volunteers serving in committees seek the funding, research and write the text, install the markers, arrange for a public dedication and establish a long-term awareness campaign through a touring map and a web site.

Be part of our heritage — Donate an historical marker

  • Through identification of the important facets of our rich history ... existing and lost landmarks, important events and activities, and our people, we will realize the goal of a community-wide network of roadside historical markers. Our community can now and for future decades and generations appreciate our heritage.
  • Each roadside historical marker will ensure the preservation of our local history and heritage, while providing an important educational opportunity that is accessible to the public, free of charge.
  • This program will build community pride while enhancing “heritage tourism,” recognized as a strong and desirable sector of our economy.
Sponsors donating the full cost of a marker are permanently recognized on the bottom of the marker. Additional appreciation is shared with the community through a public dedication ceremony, as well as a touring map, web site and other materials.

For more information on becoming a sponsor:


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