Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Yes-a-ree-Bob, that's correct.

We are visiting both of the Susquehannas today.

"We" is you, Bogdan Yelcovich, Jim McFee and I.

However, Bogdan and Jim will remain silent - - - I hope.

So here we go.

The city and the river; yes - - - we are visiting both the city of Susquehanna and the river named The Susquehanna.

First of all I should tell you how old the city is.

It is so old that it was once called a depot; a railroad depot where the engines and cars were repaired. In fact you and I have discussed this before; twice.

Once when we discussed Harmony and the other time when we looked at the Starucca Viaduct.


No more railroad stories - - - well not today anyway. I just wanted to put you in the correct geographical and time perspectives. You know - - - that "time, space, continuum thing."
But if you wish you can see the old rail yard between the city and the river.

And all that activity drew in several businesses.

A great building was built where the engines could be worked on.

OK, OK.  Sorry. I just thought it was a great rendering and of much interest. Holy cow, you interrupt more than Bogdan and Jim.

Moving along with the story;

It was not all hustle and bustle. The river was a great place to spend a quiet day.

And to fish for shad - - - until they built several dams that kept the shad from running upstream.

There was a "Binghamton Shad Club" on the Susquehanna River way up in New York.

Up and down the valley were coal mines.

There was even a hat company - - - but it relocated to New York City

©W. Tomosky♠

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