Civil War veterans in Tower City, PA were infuriated by an insulting story about them in a local newspaper. So they took action.
On December 1, 1871, the Kalmia Colliery breaker burned to the ground, nearly killing a night crew of workers trapped inside by the fumes.
A look at the perspectives of the mine workers of far western Schuylkill County as the 1902 coal strike began.
In a story published in 1872, a newspaper reporter documented extensive mining operations above Tower City, PA.
Film from the early 20th century shows collieries above Tower City, Pennsylvania in full operation.
Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
A recent visit to a cemetery in Schuylkill County inspired an examination of a dark chapter of local history.
In the communities of western Schuylkill County, influenza caused terror and grief as it claimed dozens of lives in 1918.
On November 20, 1869, a massive fire swept through the Brookside Colliery above the growing village of Tower City, Pennsylvania.