Located in the northeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania and a city and seat of Lackawanna county, Scranton lies on the western fringes of the Pocono Mountains in the Lackawanna River valley. It is the center of an urbanized industrial complex that has included the cities of Carbondale and Wilkes-Barre. The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Munsee Indians, a subgroup of the Delaware Indians when the white settlers entered the region and permanently settled in the valley. The area used to be known as Deep Hollow and a gristmill, a sawmill, and a charcoal furnace was built along Lackawanna, however, their slow to none development occurred.
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