These remarkable sketches show life in the Coal Region during the middle part of the 19th century, a crucial time in the area's history.
“Among the Coal Mines” – A trip into the Coal Region in 1877
In the tumultuous year of 1877, a magazine correspondent visited Mauch Chunk to document life in the Coal Region.
The Shamokin Uprising – July 25, 1877
On July 25, 1877, more than 1,000 workers marched in Shamokin. They were shot down by a local militia.
“The hour of doom” – The Molly Maguire executions in Pottsville on June 21, 1877
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877
Investigating the 1877 Lykens Mine Fire – The Pennsylvania Mine Inspector’s Report
The Pennsylvania Inspectors of Mines report details findings about the devastating mine fire in the Short Mountain Colliery in Wiconisco Twp.
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“And where’s Williams Valley?” – An 1877 travel guide pointed visitors to western Schuylkill County
A writer and his friends rode the Reading Railroad to write a travel guide. They reached the end of the line in Williams Valley.
One Year in Hell: The Aftermath of the 1877 Lykens Mine Fire
In Lykens, Pennsylvania the year 1877 was spent in economic desperation after a devastating mine fire.
Sudden Death On The Road To Williamstown – January 1877
Drunken sleigh-riding not advised.
One Spark: The 1877 Lykens Mine Fire
On a cold and snowy day in 1877, a fire began at the bottom of Short Mountain Colliery in Wiconisco, Pennsylvania. Two communities would be forever altered by its flames.