A writer from Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill County details Christmas celebrations in a newspaper dispatch from 1877.
A visit to the Coal Region in the 19th century could be an overwhelming and memorable experience.
What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.
In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.
Private Anthony Wade died in an accidental shooting near Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864.
In Pennsylvania's anthracite coal field, reactions to the dramatic events of April 1865 were shockingly mixed.
Soldiers from a company in the 96th Pennsylvania describe their experiences in the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862.
When a Confederate army threatened Pennsylvania in September 1862, the citizens of Pottsville jumped into action. They also felt the harsh hand of war.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.