A writer in Luzerne County penned a beautiful, yet sad, remembrance of Christmas Eves past and the memories they inspired amid a terrible time in the country's history.
Sheldon Dick photographed damaged homes in Gilberton, Schuylkill County in 1938.
These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
In the tumultuous year of 1877, a magazine correspondent visited Mauch Chunk to document life in the Coal Region.
And a German immigrant with a (now) famous last name raced to Schuylkill County to quench the city's thirst for suds.
This dispatch from the 1902 Coal Strike eloquently describes the battle lines as the strike entered its pivotal fifth month.
We recently acquired this colorized postcard of the Glen Burn Colliery near Shamokin
In October 1914, war raged on the European continent. In what was then called the "Great War," industrial-scale war was waged on a massive scale for the first time. Americans were paying attention. A commentator for the Pottsville Republican noted a curious thing about the suddenly mechanized armies smashing each other to pulp on the battlefields … Continue reading “The Mine Mule Affected by the European War” – 1914
James Fuller Queen sketched Shamokin at a key moment in the history of the Northumberland County community.
James Fuller Queen sketched a scene of the Carbon County mining and shipping hub on the Lehigh River before the Civil War.