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Susquehanna

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Susquehanna Depot, often referred to simply as Susquehanna, is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, located on the Susquehanna River 23mi southeast of Binghamton, New York. In the past, railroad locomotives and railroad cars were made here. It is also known for its Pennsylvania Bluestone quarries.The behavioral scientist B. F. Skinner was born in Susquehanna.The borough population was 1,643 as of the 2010 census.HistoryThe New York and Erie Railroad (later reorganized as the Erie Railroad) built a rail line through the county in 1848, including the Starrucca Viaduct, a monumental structure spanning Starrucca Creek. Concurrently the railroad established workshops in what would eventually be known as Susquehanna Depot. Initially 350 workers were employed. The line opened for traffic in 1851.The borough was incorporated on August 19, 1853 from part of Harmony Township. In 1863 the Erie shops were expanded to cover 8acre, and they employed 700 workers by 1865, and later over 1,000. The complex included a 33-stall roundhouse, a rail yard, a foundry, gas works, oil works, and offices. By 1887, the shops were producing five locomotives per month. The Susquehanna railroad station, which included a large hotel called the Starrucca House, opened in 1865.
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