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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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Site and Contents © 2008 F. Charles Petrillo

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