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    Swimming in Pa

    With the Price of Gold in the Mid $800.00 Range
    Right now is the time to think about those Almost Guaranteed
    Gold Finds Sites.
    One of the Best I have found are Swimming Holes.

    When the Spring arrives, The Local Pools will be prepairing
    for Memorial Day which is the Start of the Swimming season here.

    If your area is like Mine, Most of the work will be done by Borough Crews
    and / or Teenagers who Volunteer their time to Mow Grass,
    Clean the Refreshment stand,
    Paint the Pool walls etc. While the Pool Experts check for
    Cracks and do other Repairs.

    These people are usually the Easiest & Friendliest to talk to.
    and getting Permission is mostly just a Formality.

    Then there are the pools that are no longer there & Forgotten about.
    all they need is a little research to find.
    along with the Swimming Holes in creeks, old Canals, at long gone Mills,
    lakes Etc.

    I'm not sure How many of these are still Detectable, But I'm
    confident in saying there is Gold to be found at Every one of these sites
    if they can be Accessed. and searched properly.

    ADAMS COUNTY

    ARENDTSVILLE PA Camp Nawakawa
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    ALLEGHENY COUNTY

    MCKEESPORT,PA- RAINBOW GARDENS
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    BERKS COUNTY

    TOPTON - Y. M. C. A.
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    Camp Swimming Pool in Hamburg PA 1929
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    BLAIR COUNTY

    Ivyside Swimming Pool..Altoona, Pa
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    Altoona Pennsylvania 1940 Lakemont Park & Swimming Pool
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    BUCKS COUNTY

    Deer Park Lake Solebury Township
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    Point Pleasant PA Swimming Canal
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    CAMBRIA COUNTY

    Portage, PA - McCormick Park,
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    CARBON COUNTY

    PALMERTON MEMORIAL PARK
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    CHESTER COUNTY

    B S of A Valley Forge PA
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    CLEARFIELD COUNTY

    Susquehanna River at Curwensville PA
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Great idea Jeff...and I know of one defunct pool that those pics just brought to mind. Don't know the age or anything, just remember driving by it a few times, seeing it in disrepair and unused. Totally forgot about it til now.
    Al
    I think...therefore I am.

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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Thanks Jeff! I know of one old one outside of Kutztown and thought I had permission to hunt the area but was denied because it is part of the water system and 9/11 caused some restrictions to be put on municipalities in that regard.
    BJW

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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Nice thing is Rings were Not only lost From Wet Fingers,
    But from Blankets at the end of the day by those who took
    them off before swiming.

    CRAWFORD COUNTY

    Burgess Park TITUSVILLE PA
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    ELK COUNTY

    Swimming at Bendigo State Park
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    ERIE COUNTY

    Erie PA Public Bath
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    Erie Swimming Pool
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    North Girard Pennsylvania 1930 Swimming at Camp Caledon
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    FAYETTE COUNTY

    Youghiogheny Dam swimming
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    FOREST COUNTY

    Cook forest State park swimming pool
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    FRANKLIN COUNTY

    1939 Swimming Pool, Red Bridge Park, Chambersburg PA
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    Caledonia Swimming Pool Chambersburg
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    LEHIGH COUNTY

    CEDAR CREST SWIMMING POOL ALLENTOWN
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    MCKEAN COUNTY

    ALLEGANY PA Community Park Swimming Pool
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    INDIANA COUNTY

    J.S. Mack Swimming Pool Indiana
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Thanks for the great information Jeff. Unfortunately, this is the former site of Rainbow Gardens in Allegheny County. It is now a shopping mall and a car dealership where the drive-in was. Such a shame and a waste of a historic piece of property.
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiros32
    Thanks for the great information Jeff. Unfortunately, this is the former site of Rainbow Gardens in Allegheny County. It is now a shopping mall and a car dealership where the drive-in was. Such a shame and a waste of a historic piece of property.
    Yes That Pool Looked Particularly Intresting with the Sand to the Left

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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Jeff'
    That pool in Palmerton, Carbon County is still in use today and hasn't changed much. I used to go there as a child. My grandparents lived in Palmerton.

    Debby
    Debby

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    LUZERNE COUNTY
    PA Swimming Pool, Irem Temple Country Club
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    MERCER COUNTY

    Sharon Buhl Farm Swimming Pool
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    Jamestown Lake Pymatuning
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    MONROE COUNTY

    Cresco Pennsylvania Pocono Lodge
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    BUCK HILL FALLS,
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    Buck Hill Falls
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    EAST STROUDSBURG PA Swimming Pool MAPLEHURST INN C-1930
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    East Stroudsburg PA.Swimming Pool Oak Grove House
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    Buck Hill Falls
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    NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

    PEN ARGYL WEONE PARK SWIMMING POOL
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    Point Phillips PA Summer Spot Picnics and Swimming
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    Weona Park Swimming Pool Pen Argyle
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by cntrydncr1
    Jeff'
    That pool in Palmerton, Carbon County is still in use today and hasn't changed much. I used to go there as a child. My grandparents lived in Palmerton.

    Debby
    Looks Big enough to have a Ton of Rings If you can get in Debby

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    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

    CENTRAL OAK PARK W MILTON PA
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    PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

    Tinicum Creek Camp YWCA Germantown PA
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    SOMERSET COUNTY

    Camp Sequanota, Jennerstown, PA.
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    SULLIVAN COUNTY

    SWIMMING BEACH, EAGLES MERE Park, PA 1906
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    WHIRLS END ("world's end" ?) PARK DUSHORE PA
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    TIOGA COUNTY

    BLOSSBURG PA swimming pool
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    WARREN COUNTY

    KINZUA BEACH, Warren, Pa.
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    YORK COUNTY

    Community Swimming Pool, Farquhar Park, York, Pa
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    FULTON COUNTY

    Cowan's Gap PA
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    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

    Camp "Maribel"? Collegeville
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Nice aerial view of the area of the old Rainbow Gardens amusement park, pool
    and drive-in. Sorry, but I must make a correction. Rainbow was located in the
    lower right portion, now occupied by the fairly new Oak Park Mall. The drive-in
    would have been at approx. the bottom 1/4 of the buildings shown in the lower
    right of the picture. This is now a Busy Beaver store. The Chrysler used car lot
    is near the site where a lounge called the Planter House once stood. I worked
    almost a full summer at Rainbow until they found out I was only 14 instead
    of the legal age of 16.
    The Truth is Always Politically Incorrect

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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    I know of an old abandoned swimming pool on frick's lock and rte 724. I don't think it's been in use in 25 years.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=spring...=1&sa=N&tab=wl


    there is also a lake I know of on Sheeder road (off of rte. 23), approx. 1/2 mile south on the west (right) side of the road. It used to be called teardrop lake, and was at one time a recreational pond, I know it was very dilapidated when I was growing up (I once heard some kid got his feet stuck in some plants while swimming and drowned, this would have been in the 50's or 60's). Last time I went by, they restored the lake somewhat.

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    CHESTER COUNTY

    Spring City Below Swimming Area Camp Innabah French Creek
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    Camp Sankanac Spring City PA
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    WAYNE COUNTY


    Gravity, PA 1923
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    Re: Swimming in Pa

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubecity
    Nice aerial view of the area of the old Rainbow Gardens amusement park, pool
    and drive-in. Sorry, but I must make a correction. Rainbow was located in the
    lower right portion, now occupied by the fairly new Oak Park Mall. The drive-in
    would have been at approx. the bottom 1/4 of the buildings shown in the lower
    right of the picture. This is now a Busy Beaver store. The Chrysler used car lot
    is near the site where a lounge called the Planter House once stood. I worked there for nearly a summer until they found out I was only 14, instead of the legal of 16.
    Thanks for the correction Tube. It was a best guess aerial, as the description said it was at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Long Run Road.

 

 
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