KNOW YOU'RE A
POCONO NATIVE WHEN...
you a "true" native of the Poconos?
Perhaps, but, for what it's worth, "sez who?"
We were just wondering, given the many indistinct "they
say" qualifiers used out there. Take the new arrivals
or "transplants," for instance, who, as some
area "natives" believe, don't count because
moving to the Poconos is hardly the same as being born
here. End of discussion, right?
not according to those who descended from prior generations;
they insist that ancestry can be the only authentic
standard. OK, but by how many generations, then? One,
three, or beginning with the time of The Depue's settlement?
Or must one need a trace of Indian blood in order to
be considered native born?
If so, of course, it wouldn't end there, because even
the American Indians were "transplanted" migrants
from Siberia, and before that they.... Catch our drift?
That's why we decided upon a more objective way to measure
the depth of your roots in the Poconos -- a pop quiz
that tests your knowledge. So, if you're prepared to
put your facts where your mouth is, here goes (and no
peeking at the answer key below until you've finished):
a native of the Pocono Mountains when...
...you can tell the difference between a "Deer
Crossing" & a "Yield"
...you can find the "cold air cave"
...you can name the Poconos' original Indian tribe
...you know when not to bother waving at a passing
...you know the original settler & founding
name of Stroudsburg
...you know where to buy a six-pack of beer
...you know what a "turkey mound" is
when you see one a mile away
...you know the best time to grocery shop
...you know how to escape the Rt. 209 Flea
...you know where the "West End" begins
(nobody knows where it ends)
You know who was dubbed the "Avenger of the
Delaware" & why
You know exactly where to go for great bagels
on Sunday morning
You know the original name of the Snydersville Diner
...for extra credit, you can name the locations of the
other three former Beseckers Diners.
You know when summer has officially begun
You know where to buy your used car
You know where to find your neighbors on a hot
You can name the community where Mr. Greenjeans
... you know the town where "The Honeymooners'
" Ralph Cramden played pool
You know the town after whom a famed Olympic athlete
was named, as well as its former name
You can pronounce Analomink and Sciota correctly
One stops traffic for safety and the other isn't a traffic
stop for a National Geographic photo shoot.
On Rt. 611 two miles south of the Delaware Water Gap.
Lenape tribe (meaning "common" or "ordinary.")
Pronounced Len Nap
4..When it bears New York plates.
Daniel Brodhead--who settled Dansbury
6. Bars ONLY
7. That unsightly, fickle albatross of an aboveground
8. Any time but weekends
9. Through Shawnee (River road or Hollow Road)
10. After Linden Court by Business Rt. 209 in Sciota
11. Tom Quick, for killing Indians indiscriminately
in what is today the Milford area to avenge his father's
death in 1756.
N. 5th St. & N. 9th St., Stroudsburg and in Portland.
Opening day at Lewis', Big Star & Hilltop ice cream
Beltsville State Park
SURPRISE! Shawnee-on-the-Delaware --again.
Jim Thorpe--formerly the town of Mauch Chunk.
Anne-a-low-mink and Sy -o-ta