Journey Along: Pictorial History of Pocono Mountain Resorts

Travel, History

By Alan & Judy Sweeney

Publisher : Tribute Books

ABOUT Alan & Judy Sweeney

Alan & Judy Sweeney
Alan Sweeney, a businessman with a love of history, was president of the Lackawanna Historical Society and chairman of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. In 2005, he co-authored Gateway to the Clouds, The Story of A Short Line Railroad, The Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroa More...



Postcard images capture the transformation of the Pocono Mountains from secluded wilderness to vacation destination.

With the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, numerous stations throughout the Pocono region served those temporarily fleeing the confines of city life. A multitude of boarding homes, hotels, inns and resorts provided travelers with a wide variety of accommodations and activities.

This work is a representation of the author’s 10 year endeavor to collect postcards depicting the Pocono Mountains. The images illustrate how the area’s tourism industry developed.

Readers are destined to enjoy a journey through time while rediscovering treasured memories from a bygone era.