My Hometown, Murals and Food
A Little Bit Of The Map
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I was born in Harrisburg, the state's capital but at the age of 5 my family moved farther northeast to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. For the last 45 years, since I married, I lived in Pittston Township, connected to the town of Pittston.
Pittston is known for it's coal mines and also gaining popularity as the tomato belt of the east coast. I was told because of the mines below and the river that runs alongside of it, the soil became perfect for growing tomatoes. Every year we have what is known as "The Tomato Festival". People come from all over for the tomato festival, where there is actually a tomato fight the last day. The proceeds for that event goes to charity.
A lot of Italian immigrants have came to Pittston many years ago. My grandparents and my husbands grandparents were among them. When they landed they found out that there were mostly Irish immigrants here and in the beginning, of course, the two collided. Now there is harmony among them, even in marriages.
I will show you some of the murals that have been painted by a local artist on some of our buildings. Like I said, it is a small town, so not as many as some of you probably have in your towns. I hope you enjoy them.
Murals In Pittston
Other Points of Interest in Our Town
In the pictures below you will see the Susquehanna River. The top photo also shows a view of the Endless Mountains. The view in the fall is gorgeous.
The Ostego Lake in New York is the source of the Susquehanna River and the river runs all the down to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
It has ran over it's banks several times causing havoc everywhere, but that only happened two or three times that I know of. Other then that, it is a lazy, beautiful river.
Photos of the picturesque Susquehanna River
Food Interests in Pittston
Another thing Pittston is noted for is it's pizzerias. They are on every corner and each one has great pizza. Some with thick crust, thin crust white cheese double crust pizza and the same with broccoli added. There is an Italian deli which is an inspiration for some of my dishes. The pictures below are just a few of these foods.