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How Scranton Became the New Peoria

By Mark Jurkowitz - August 27, 2008

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For a long time, Scranton, a declining old coal town tucked away in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania, was the Rodney Dangerfield of cities. Its most memorable moment in pop culture came in a 1972 episode of "All in the Family" when Edith Bunker was coping with menopause. In a scene clearly intended to depict the irrationality of a woman at war with her hormones, Edith turns down a...

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