Parades, speeches, and way too much alcohol characterize how Schuylkill County marked the one year anniversary of the Civil War's end.
“A glance at Pottsville” – A description of the Schuylkill County seat from 1866
A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter made a stop in the Schuylkill County seat in the summer of 1866.
“Heroic cause of education” – Pottsville established a “Freedmen’s Relief Association” in 1867
In December 1866, a committee was formed in Pottsville that sought to fund and carry out education for former slaves in the war-torn South.