Shamokin, Pa 17872
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The Shamokin Cemetery
Welcome to Shamokin, where the population once topped 50,000, the largest man made coal bank still stands and where at one time the largest silk mill stood. Here the true melting pot of America's heritage began with many English, Irish, German, Polish, Welsh and Ukranian Families making their homes in the black dirt around the coal mines. The Cemetery officially opened in 1860, although there are a few burials listed in 1859. 152 years later, there are over 16,000 souls buried here. The history, the burials, the stories are here and beneath every stone there is a story.
April 24, 1929 - December 22, 2011
This year's festival tours were dedicated to Fritz, and I'd like to thank all those who volunteered and put in all the work to continue what Fritz started. The tour was a sucess, it was a lot of fun, and the reenactors did a wonderful job. It is a tradition that the board of directors is committed to continuing. Thank You to everyone who attended.