Tamaqua, Pennsylvania – A Halloween parade is held in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County. Local heroes overlook the pumpkins and tombstones that line Broad his street.
At the Inside Wheel, Autumn Harmon prepares to overflow.
Even just looking out over the city, you can feel the city’s pride in the historic paintings on the walls. But now a new photo, a stamp featuring the Tamaqua railway station, has been added to the borough’s list of pride.
“I definitely think it’s great. I know a lot of stamp collectors here in town. I thought it was really interesting,” Harmon said.
News of the station’s inclusion in the U.S. Postal Service’s 2023 stamp program is spreading quickly. Postal workers say the station was chosen because it is considered an architectural gem.
Tamaqua resident Elizabeth Reynolds said, “There’s a lot of history there, and it’s great to see that history spread across the country.
Its history dates back to 1874. The station was grandly constructed to reflect Tamaqua’s status as a major hub in the coal region.
Infamous is the site where the bodies of executed members of the Irish workers’ rights group known as the Molly Maguires were trampled en route to burial, including the group’s leader, Black Jack.・Keyhoe was also included.
Ultimately, the station closed in 1961 when passenger service ceased. It is now a stylish restaurant.
Locals say they couldn’t be more excited to share their station and its history with the world.
Tamaqua resident Michael McGonigal said, “It’s amazing, I’ll be in line to get the stamp.”
In addition to Tamaqua, the Point of Rocks station in Maryland was chosen. Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia. Santa Fe Station in San Bernardino, California. Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio.