“Nothing to really compare with this” – A reflection on the 1918 influenza epidemic in Wilkes-Barre

"Three hundred miles of funeral processions, and the tears and groans that accompany these sad partings."


Miners’ revolt in Schuylkill County during the Civil War caused headaches for Abraham Lincoln

Shortly after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the Lincoln administration faced a crisis on the home front in Pennsylvania.

“The Coal Trade At This Place Was Never Brisker Than At Present” – Williams Valley in 1865

The Upper Dauphin Register describes the booming coal business in Wiconisco Township and predicts a bright future for its "inexhaustible mines."