Monday, July 13, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Pages From the Past

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Pages from the Past, written by Brian Fulton for the Scranton Times-Tribune (

Northeastern Pennsylvania has a rich and fascinating history, and Brian Fulton shares it with us through this amazing blog. Working with clippings, photos, and articles from the Scranton Times-Tribune's extensive archives, Pages from the Past brings us fascinating snippets of local history, and history in general seen from a local angle. From the Agnes Flood to Andy Griffith, Brian features stories that are of great general interest. But he also presents the obscure as well: police blotter photos for crimes long-forgottenimages of state-of-the-art technology, and images that remind us that honors and accolades are fleeting. He turns some of these photos into a game of sorts: can you tell what's contained in this image? By engaging the public like this, he may also tease out information about the images that might otherwise soon pass away into history.

Brian's been running this blog since December 2008, so Pages from the Past has amassed its own fairly extensive archives. If you're interested in local history, history as seen through local eyes, or just really neat stuff, be sure to check it out. Pages from the Past is not to be missed!

(Brian also has a personal blog called Food Photos and Library Crimes that you should definitely check out! For more about Brian, see this post.) 

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