On December 18, 1869, six people were killed when a mine cave-in swallowed their homes in Luzerne County.
In September 1862, Irish immigrants living near Scranton rose up to resist efforts to enroll local men for the draft and service in the Civil War.
Writer Susan Dickinson provided the New York Herald with vivid updates of the 1874 Empire Mine Fire.
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.
The Pittston Gazette published three letters detailing the bloody carnage at Fredericksburg in December 1862.
A reporter for the Hazleton Plain Speaker interview bootleggers to get a scoop on the booze situation in 1926.