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2 My Hometown Cassie Zapotocky Comm 115 March 22, 2011 Cassandra Zapotocky

3 Welcome to

4 Geography 6 square miles of land Located on a plateau named Spring Mountain 1886 feet above sea level – Highest in PA 25 miles south of Wilkes-Barre Cassandra Zapotocky

5 History Once known for its rich source of coal Sugarloaf Massacre – September 11, 1780 Lattimer Massacre – September 10, 1897 Illegal Immigrant Relief Act Cassandra Zapotocky

6 Patch Towns Beaver Meadows Hollywood Stockton Jeddo Freeland McAdoo Eckley West Hazleton Weatherly Cassandra Zapotocky

7 Hazleton Area School District Takes up 300 square miles Largest district in the State Approx. 10,000 students enrolled Consists of 8 Elementary/ Middle Schools Two High Schools – Hazleton Area High School – Hazleton Area Career Center Cassandra Zapotocky

8 Recreation Several Local Parks Rails to Trails Bowl Arena Regal Cinemas Laurel Mall Many different restaurants Cassandra Zapotocky

9 Names Worth Mentioning Amber Lee Ettinger – Obama Girl Sarah Knauss – lived to age 119 Jack Palance – Oscar-winning actor Bob Tucker – NFL Tight End with the New York Giants Tom Matchick – MLB player Joe Maddon – manager of MLB's Tampa Bay Rays Cassandra Zapotocky /Tampa-Bay-Rays-Manager-Joe-Maddon-finishes- 3rd-in-AL-Manager-of-the-Year-Voting

10 Pop Culture The Molly Maguries – Filmed in Eckley in 1968 Bethenny Ever After was filmed in part in Hazleton Rock band, Fuel, released an song called “Hazleton” Cassandra Zapotocky maguires.html

11 Media Local Newspaper – The Standard Speaker Local Radio – WAZL Local TV stations – Local News 13 – WYLN-35 Cassandra Zapotocky

12 Thanks for Visiting! Cassandra Zapotocky


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