A Summer Visit to Grandma – Tunkhannock, PA (1908)

Tunkhannock is a borough of Wyoming County in northern Pennsylvania, about 88 miles northwest of Allentown and 141 miles northwest of New York City.

Once a center of the lumber industry, the borough now has a more diversified economic base.

Bowman’s Creek flows into the Susquehanna River at Tunkhannock, and the “crick” was the scene for summer adventures by a child visiting grandma.

(I cannot decipher the name, E——-, on the face of the postcard.)

The postcard bears a photograph of a truss bridge over Bowman’s Creek.

The postcard was mailed from Eatonville, a minor civil division in the Tunkhannock area.

Published by F. C. Shook of Tunkhannock, the postcard was addressed to J. L. Greason of Bayswater, Long Island.

Mr. Greason is addressed as “Uncle Bert”, so he may be a son of Grandma.

Riding to town, visiting Fred Wheeler’s Store, boating on the creek, and practicing (a musical instrument, perhaps) fill the summer days of August in 1908.

One hopes that Grandma enjoyed the summer visit, that our hero “pulled the nose” of Uncle Bert, and that all remembered fondly the summer vacation.


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