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The Pocono Mountains has a rich and exciting history. More than a dozen American Presidents have ties to the area. General John Sullivan's expedition was the first Continental Army to cross the Pocono Mountains. Grey Towers in Milford is the birthplace of the American conservation movement. Honesdale is the birthplace of the American Railroad. Asa Packer, Carbon County's most famous resident, was the founder of Lehigh University.

PoconoHistory.com includes comprehensive information about a trip to the Poconos made by John F. Kennedy just prior to his assassination in 1963. Read about how Pike County obtained the blood stained flag that Abraham Lincoln rested his head on at the time of his death at Fords Theatre. See how the famous Western writer Zane Grey's home life along the Delaware River influenced his writing. Get information about the Wallenpaupack Manor, a 12,000 acre parcel of land owned by James Wilson, the only person to sign of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and serve on the First Supreme Court. See the survey map and how he obtained the property from William Penn.

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