5 fun things you didn't know about Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton jumped into the national spotlight when home town boy, Joe Biden was elected 46th president of the United States.

And though Biden has always shared fond memories of Scranton, it's the popular TV show The Office that truly put it on the map. Here are five fun facts you didn't know about the Electric City.

1. Scranton! What?! The Electric City!

Scranton was one of the first cities in the US to use electricity. Electric lights were introduced in 1880 at the Dickinson Manufacturing company. It was the first city to use electric streetcars.

2. Did you hear that?

Once a 1908 train station, the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is now a beautiful Renaissance-style hotel with marble columns and a stunning Tiffany stained-glass ceiling.

Despite its beauty and charm, some guests have claimed to have seen spirits walking around the hotel, heard voices or experienced other unexplained paranormal activity.

3. Walk it out

Though The Office was actually shot in California, footage of the city and references to actual sites and locations were often used in the show.

True fans can take The Office Self-Guided Walking Tour which includes destinations like the Steamtown National Historic Site, Pizza by Pappas and the Electric City Trolley Museum.

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