Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.
Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.
Dr. Daniel E. Berney was severely wounded while evacuating wounded soldiers during the First World War.
On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.
"Three hundred miles of funeral processions, and the tears and groans that accompany these sad partings."
Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.
During the height of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the women of Central Pennsylvania jumped into action.
Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.
In the communities of western Schuylkill County, influenza caused terror and grief as it claimed dozens of lives in 1918.