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“No charge for medical service” – The US Army and Lykens officials covered medical costs in town’s 1918 emergency hospital

Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.

A racist conspiracy theory found root in Schuylkill County in 1862

Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.