News Engine

Local history: Marywood fire, boys lost in a mine, death of three brothers, and a sick child's Christmas wish

December 08, 2021 Ed Pikulski Season 1 Episode 12
News Engine
Local history: Marywood fire, boys lost in a mine, death of three brothers, and a sick child's Christmas wish
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This week we talk to Scranton Times-Tribune local history writer Erin Nissley. Erin tells us about how readers respond to her articles and what happens when they reach out to tell us the rest of the story.

Included in this week's podcast are the jeweled crown discovered after the 1971 Marywood fire and the untold story of one Scranton firefighter's really bad day.

We also tell the story of two Scranton boys who went missing for days in a local mine, the tragedy that claimed the life of three Scranton brothers, and a Christmas wish the city of Scranton helped come true for a sick 9-your old.

The jeweled crown in the Marywood fire
The host's dad made the column! (1971)
Getting lost in the Diamond Mine for days (1934)
The death of three brothers (1949)
Ronnie Hill's amazing Christmas wish come true (1947)