IN RECOGNITION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE BOROUGH OF DUPONT, PENNSYLVANIA
(Extensions of Remarks - March 27, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 53 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E391]
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IN RECOGNITION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE BOROUGH OF DUPONT, PENNSYLVANIA

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                          HON. MATT CARTWRIGHT

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 27, 2017

  Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Borough of 
Dupont, Pennsylvania, which will celebrate its Centennial on March 28, 
2017. When Judge Garman signed a decree on March 28, 1917 to officially 
incorporate the Borough of Dupont, he could not have imagined the 
robust, close-knit, and thriving community that Dupont is today.
  The citizens of Dupont have always shown resilience and 
determination. In 1896, when the residents of the Dupont section of 
Pittston Township were unhappy with their living conditions and the 
allocation of their tax dollars, they banded together to present a 
petition for incorporation to Luzerne County. When their petition was 
denied, the citizens of Dupont did not back down or give up. They spend 
the next 21 years revising and submitting new petitions until their 
ultimate success in 1917.
  In 1917, Dupont was home to 27 saloons, 6 butcher shops, a watch 
maker, 5 candy stores, and 3 pool rooms, among other fine 
establishments. Today, Dupont is home to many area favorites, including 
the Dupont Polish Club and VFW Post 4909, as well as a number of 
successful businesses and restaurants. These small businesses and 
gathering spaces truly reflect the community-minded and entrepreneurial 
spirit of Dupont.
  Communities like Dupont are what make Northeastern Pennsylvania a 
unique and vibrant place to live and work. Over the past one hundred 
years, the Borough has demonstrated a commitment to fellowship and 
progress, a trend which will no doubt continue and contribute to the 
prosperity of this treasured community.

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