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.
An August 1962 news report documents the early efforts to squelch an escalating mine fire at Centralia, Pennsylvania.
In 1837, residents of three Pennsylvania counties filed petitions seeking to form their own county called "Lykens." Their efforts were unsuccessful.
An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
The photograph by Michael Dockweiler shows the Schuylkill County mining community as it appeared in the late 19th century.
Private Jack Robins jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day.
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.