Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
"I pronounce this rebellion wicked," thundered John Chandler Gregg in a speech given in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.
During the height of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the women of Central Pennsylvania jumped into action.
Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.
Jim Shurskis told the dramatic story of surviving his ship's sinking to students from Williamstown High School.
In the communities of western Schuylkill County, influenza caused terror and grief as it claimed dozens of lives in 1918.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
Undertakers in Harrisburg found their morgues full of flu victims in October 1918 with no way to give them proper burials.
Williamstown Tunnel began shipping coal from Northern Dauphin County in 1866 and became the most prosperous coal mine in the state.