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  1. Tammi Sager Comm 115 3 November 2009 Home sweet home…

  2. Susquehanna • Population of 3, 203 • Originally named Harmony in 1848 • Changed to Susquehanna Depot • Later changed to Susquehanna in 1869 • Birth of a religion • Evolution of a railroad • Famous psychologist • Creation of a rare rock industry http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Susquehanna_Depot_PA.jpg Tammi Sager

  3. Birth of Mormonism • Joseph Smith • Received revelation from the angel Moroni • Gold Plates • Translated with help of Oliver Cowdery • Wanted to know more about baptism • May 15 1829 went to Susquehanna River • John the Baptist appeared and restored the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods Tammi Sager http://www.scienceviews.com/parks/images/SIA1817.jpg

  4. Evolution into a Railroad town • Lake Erie Railroad Co. • 1832 create rail line from NYC to Dunkirk • Train station built in Susquehanna • Starrucca House • Caused Susquehanna to be incorporated into a borough in 1853 • Rail yard could accommodate 200 trains at a time • Became chief industry • Retail center for surrounding farms Tammi Sager

  5. End of the Railroad? • Roundhouse facilities too small for larger trains with 1900s • Built new roundhouse • Erie remained barely profitable • 1927 new management for Erie • New, heavier trains  Berkshires • Constructed new roundhouse in Great Bend • Coming of Diesel trains ended Susquehanna shops • Equipment built for steam engines http://www.trainweb.org/SVRHS/images/ELSusqPA.jpg Tammi Sager

  6. The Susquehanna Transcript • 6 pages • Over 123 years old • Militantly enterprising • Made Time Magazine 1934 • Milestone 3 year fight with Canawacta Water Supply Co. • More than doubled its rates in 1931 • Urged readers to only pay previous rates • Shut off water • Readers started digging wells • Properties went up for auction • Editor Baker had such a strong backing all properties returned to original owners Tammi Sager

  7. Award Winning School District • 972 student in entire district • Recognized by governor as #1 in Student Achievement gains • Blue Ribbon Award • Nationally recognized as best schools in nation Tammi Sager

  8. B. F. Skinner • Born in Susquehanna • Famous American psychologist • Behavioral scientist • Invented operant conditioning chamber • Discovered and advanced the rate of response as a dependent variable • Listed as most influential psychologist of 2oth century http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/bfskinner.jpg.jpeg Tammi Sager

  9. Pennsylvania Blue Stone • Layered sandstone • Rare to NEPA • Landscape features • Mostly blue, but some others • Over 360,000,000 years old • Over 20 quarries in the region • Owned by Endless Mountain Stone Tammi Sager

  10. Home Sweet Home Tammi Sager