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Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Jim Thorpe

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The community of Jim Thorpe is one of the most visited small towns in the whole Poconos region. National media consistently ranks it on their “best-to-visit” lists as among the most beautiful, romantic, and fun adventure towns in the country. What they may not realize is that it’s also a great place to live. Here’s a look at some of what makes Jim Thorpe so appealing.

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Topics: JIM THORPE, Where to Live in the Poconos, Poconos Neighborhoods, exploring Jim Thorpe

A Brief History of Jim Thorpe

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 18, 2017 10:42:00 AM

There are many great things to see and do in the Poconos area. One destination that tops many lists is the town of Jim Thorpe. But many people are unaware that the town they currently know as Jim Thorpe (“The Swiss Alps of America”) began its existence in 1815 as the village of Coalville—so named because of its close proximity to a major anthracite coal seam that brought miners to the area. In 1918 it was established at Mauch Chunk—"Mountain of the Sleeping Bear," the Lenni Lenape Indian name for the nearby mountain.

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Topics: JIM THORPE, Poconos Neighborhoods, exploring Jim Thorpe, great Poconos small towns

Building Your Dream Vacation Home in Towamensing Trails

Posted by Liberty Homes on Apr 15, 2014 6:10:32 AM

Looking for a great location in the Poconos to build your dream vacation home? If so, then consider the private residential community of Towamensing Trails.

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Topics: Carbon County, Liberty News, Towamensing Trails, I-476, EZ Pass, JIM THORPE

Family Fun Events in the Poconos

Posted by Liberty Homes on Apr 30, 2013 3:21:35 AM

Jim Thorpe Memorial - Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Times: 3-8pm
Location: Downtown Stroudsburg
Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: Free Parking

Invite your friends and family to celebrate the Pocono Arts throughout downtown Stroudsburg. A variety of special performances, fine arts, and craft exhibits will be displayed. Downtown parking will be free during the event.

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5/18/2013 - 5/19/2013
Location: Downtown Jim Thorpe
Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-9281

The 18th Annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration will be held at Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe. The celebration starts with a Native American tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum, followed by the carrying of the lighted torch by the Olympian Cross Country and Track teams to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium. The weekend includes free musical performances, Native American folklore, dancing and drumming, craft and food vendors, a clown for the children, a large Chinese Auction, and a headline show at the Opera House.

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5/18/2013 - 5/19/2013
Times: Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-4pm
Location: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 992-6161
Admission: $8/adults, $5/children (3-12)

Quiet Valley comes alive with new baby farm animals. Come and join the celebration of new life. This is a unique opportunity for children (and grown-ups) to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. There are activities for all ages and plenty of good country food will be for sale, so come and bring the whole family - rain or shine. Free parking. No pets allowed. This event will also take place on May 25-26, 2013.

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5/25/2013 - 5/26/2013
Times: 11am-6pm
Location: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (570) 421-7231

The sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands are coming to the Poconos on Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy non-stop Celtic music on three stages, a bagpipers’ parade and Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors! Free parking.

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Click here to go to 800poconos.com to find other great family fun events happening in the Poconos this year.

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Topics: Liberty News, Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, JIM THORPE, Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania, Garden Festival, Celtic, Memorial Day, Stroudsburg, Scottish Highlands

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