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Flag-raising ceremony held in Lackawanna County

It was in honor of Jane Jacob, whose book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" was largely inspired by Scranton.

SCRANTON, Pa. — A flag-raising ceremony was held to kick off a unique festival in Scranton.

The Center for the Living City, The Observe Scranton Festival, and Mayor Paige Cognetti raised the flag at City Hall in honor of Jane Jacobs.

Jacobs's book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" was largely inspired by Scranton. 

Jacobs would have turned 105 today; the Observe Scranton Festival was designed to celebrate Scranton through her eyes.