“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."

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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."