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Municipal History


 

 

Creating the Borough
of Harveys Lake

Based in part on the need to establish a sanitation system to prevent lake pollution, the Borough of Harveys Lake was created in 1965. At left, Borough officials are sworn in at the Luzerne County Courthouse in 1968.

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Pollution at the Lake

As the population of the Lake grew and houses were enlarged, pollution became a major issue. Closures due to algae blooms and other pollution problems plagued the lake's tourism industry.

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Sunset Beach

 

 

The Ruggles Pioneer Band

A century ago many rural communities took pride in their local band. These were voluntary organizations which provided a social outlet for its male members, entertainment at local churches, farm shows, parade grounds, amusement parks, and competition among country and city-based bands.

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Harvey's Lake Bottling Company

In July 1922 the business firm of Myron R. Williams and Sons was created at Alderson at the Lake. The firm secured from the State formal registration of the trade-name Harvey�s Lake Bottling Works.

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Sunset Beach

 

 

Collecting Postcards

In the final decades of the 20th century, antique postcard collecting was more popular than stamp collecting - and the prices for old postcards rose accordingly. Now, at the end of the second decade of the 21st century the postcard craze and prices have diminished. The most popular postcards for many collectors were produced before World War I and in the decade after the Great War.

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Grotto Pizza and Modern Sunset

In the modern era Joseph A. Paglianite's Grotto Pizza has dominated the Sunset scene not only with his "legendary" pizza business but also with his extraordinary civic and charitable support to the Lake community. With the closure of Hanson's Amusement Park in 1984, Sunset again became, as it was over 150 years ago, the Lake's principal destination that attracts the public to the Lake, and Grotto Pizza is the heart of Sunset.

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Grotto Pizza

 

 

Harvey's Lake Post Offices

The earliest post office in the Harvey's Lake region was Lake post office created on November 1, 1850, with Lewis Allen, a son of Otis Allen, Sr., as postmaster. The Lake post office location is not described in any news or historical account but undoubtedly was at the Allen home in present-day Loyalville. The Allen settlement was among the earliest patches of homes in Lake Township.

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