On March 1, 1914 evangelical preacher (and former major league baseball player) Billy Sunday started his month and half long campaign in Scranton. The first day of the campaign was memorable because of a blizzard that hit the region. The storm trapped thousands inside Sunday’s temporary tabernacle at North Washington Ave and Walnut Street.
During the opening days of the Billy Sunday’s campaign in Scranton, Times’ Cartoonist Jim Walsh was dispatched to the tabernacle to capture the going ons at the services with pen and ink. Here are a few of his cartoons –
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast