“What To Do In Air Raids or Blackouts”

What do you do when the lights go out, the sirens come on, and the bombs begin to fall?ย A public announcement from 1942 told Pennsylvanians how to survive.

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“And Where’s Williams Valley?” – An 1877 Travel Guide to the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad

A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad in 1877 to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.

“Revolutionary Disloyalty” – A Coal Miners’ Rebellion in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County During the Civil War

In October 1862, Irish miners in Schuylkill County staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.