Patriotism took over Pennsylvania's Coal Region in the wake of the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861.
Penn State University hosts a webpage that provides easy access to Annual Report of Mines from 1870 to 1979.
Photographer Sheldon Dick stepped into a Shenandoah barroom in 1938 and captured memorable images of life in the Coal Region.
Susan Evelyn Dickinson became a powerful writer and commentator on social issues and events in the Coal Region in the 19th century.
"Anthracite rallies" encouraged miners to produce more coal to help the American war effort in 1942.
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.
On March 17, 1899, the citizens of Hazleton poured into the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.
Elizabeth Ellet documented a trip to the Coal Region in her book, "Rambles about the country."
Pennsylvania anthracite became the exclusive fuel source for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
"The Avondale Mine Disaster" is a miner's ballad originally recorded by folklorist George Korson in 1946.