Author Stephen Crane made a visit to a coal mine near Scranton in 1894 for an article in McClure's Magazine.
This story by H.L. Nelson shares the dismal realities of life in the mining patch towns Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1880s.
The Shenandoah Evening Herald ran a moving editorial on Christmas Eve 1945 about the meaning of the holiday after World War II.
A gripping, harrowing story documents the lives and struggles of Coal Region children shortly after the Great Coal Strike of 1902.
The mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania destroyed waterways and killed wildlife and its legacy remains with us today.
These 1938 photographs by Sheldon Dick show a landscape destroyed by mining and the efforts of local residents to survive the Great Depression.
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.