A patriotic, holiday-themed beer advertisement from the Wilkes-Barre-based Stegmaier Brewing Company appeared in December 1944.
An 1865 baseball battle between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton
In October 1865, multiple baseball clubs met in the Wyoming Valley to battle for victory on a makeshift diamond.
“A matter of life and death” – A reflection on the 1918-19 pandemic’s aftermath in Wilkes-Barre
And a call-to-action to prepare for a new wave of influenza in the autumn of 1919.
Charles Miner’s description of the mining industry in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley – 1830 (Part One)
Early industrialist and political power broker Charles Miner describes the opportunity for the future of the mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
A Coal Region editorial on the frightening new world created by the atomic bomb – August 1945
The editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader warned readers on August 7, 1945 that the atomic destruction of Hiroshima opened a dangerous new age.
“The Breaker Boy” – A poem from 1897 about the child laborers of the Coal Region
In 1897, a former breaker boy penned a poem in remembrance of the child laborers of the Coal Region.
A 1918 Public Service Announcement: “Influenza: How To Avoid It – How To Treat Those Who Have It”
An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
“Honor the Nurses” – 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Coal Region
An editorial from 1918 celebrated the efforts of nurses in the influenza pandemic. The words still ring true in our own pandemic.
Footage captures the damage and destruction caused by 1972 flood
Footage captures the devastation caused by the 1972 flood near Wilkes-Barre.
“Women will vote strong” – Wilkes-Barre women excited to vote in 1920 presidential election
A reporter from the Wilkes-Barre Record interviewed numerous women about suffrage in August 1920.