A women reporter documents the lives and struggles of working class women on the outskirts of Hazleton in 1900.
“Decoration Day Drunks” – Hazleton residents who imbibed too freely on the holiday to honor Civil War veterans
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 powerful VE Day advertisement by Deisroth’s of Hazleton – May 1945
A powerfully simple advertisement ran in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker on May 9, 1945 to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany.
Hazleton resident abducted by the Coal and Iron Police – 1872
A Coal and Iron Police agent arrested a Hazleton resident under murky circumstances in September 1872
Relief efforts in Hazleton organized to help Italian refugees in 1944
In 1944, a clothing drive held in Hazleton gathered clothes to help war refugees in Italy.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Hazleton – 1899
On March 17, 1899, the citizens of Hazleton poured into the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.