Prospects for the formation of a new county called Lackawanna must have seemed doomed.
The name comes from a pre-Revolutionary inn that was eventually called the Leather Corner Post, or so it is said.
The true purpose of the arena, as with the airport, was the advancement of a childish indulgence known as Gulch-O-Centrism.
This is the only line of reasoning that explains the irrational fanaticism of the proponents (including the so-called neutral media), and if they give you any other story they are lying.
Some 68 years later, the bones of one of these men was found at Lackawaxen, leading to a memorial for unknown soldiers of the Revolutionary War and spelling a closure to one of the most morbid and heartwrenching episodes to occur militarily on American soil. Laflin built seven powder mills here in 18, and for a time he competed with the powerful du Pont family mill in Dupont. Early maps describe the lake as Jones Pond and/or Jones Lake with the surrounding vicinity named Jonestown.
Here's another of several towns that sprung up around mills, this time a gunpowder mill. In 1851 the local post office took the simple name of Ariel, and it took years for the locals to refer to the entire district as Lake Ariel.