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About Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre is a city located in northeastern Pennsylvania, along the Susquehanna River. The city was founded in 1769 and was named after John Wilkes and Isaac Barré, two British members of Parliament who supported the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. Throughout its history, Wilkes-Barre has been a hub for transportation and commerce, thanks to its strategic location between the major cities of New York City and Philadelphia.

One of the key factors that contributed to Wilkes-Barre's growth as a transportation hub was the construction of the North Branch Canal in the early 19th century. The canal connected Wilkes-Barre to the Delaware and Hudson Canal, allowing goods to be transported between the coal mines of northeastern Pennsylvania and the markets of New York City. The canal was later replaced by the railroad, which further enhanced Wilkes-Barre's position as a transportation center.

Today, Wilkes-Barre continues to be an important center for freight transportation. The city is served by several major highways, including Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which provide easy access to markets throughout the northeastern United States. Additionally, the city is located near several major rail lines, making it an ideal location for companies involved in the transportation and logistics industry. With its rich history and strategic location, Wilkes-Barre remains a vital part of the freight transportation network in Pennsylvania.

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