Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.
"Children of the mine are they, born in the shadow of the culm heaps with the roar of the breakers ever in their ears, with mines beneath their feet."
What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.
A writer at the Lykens Register opined in September 1900 about rising inequality in the Coal Region.
Dr. Daniel E. Berney was severely wounded while evacuating wounded soldiers during the First World War.
Dr. Charles H. Miller grew up in Lykenstown, PA in the decade before the Civil War.
Richard Nolen helped build the mining communities of northern Dauphin County. In 1865, he described how much they had changed.
In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.