Not everyone in Hazleton, Pennsylvania marked Decoration Day (Memorial Day) with reverence and solemnity. The holiday, designed to honor the sacrifices of Civil War veterans who perished during the conflict, had been regularly celebrated in Pennsylvania since 1868. On Decoration Day 1889, some in the Luzerne County city "imbibed too freely" and ended up in … Continue reading “Decoration Day Drunks” – Hazleton residents who imbibed too freely on the holiday to honor Civil War veterans
A powerfully simple advertisement ran in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker on May 9, 1945 to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany.
A Coal and Iron Police agent arrested a Hazleton resident under murky circumstances in September 1872
In 1944, a clothing drive held in Hazleton gathered clothes to help war refugees in Italy.
On March 17, 1899, the citizens of Hazleton poured into the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.